30 Jul Crannogs in Ireland….get to know the language !
Crannogs are man-made , usually circular , lake islands.
They consist of piles of stones as a foundation, covered by brushwood and earth, and with palisades enclosing one or more houses.
Modern examples at Craggaunowen (County Clare) and the National heritage Park at Ferrycarrig (County Wexford) show what crannogs would originally have looked like.
Probably Bronze Age in origin, crannogs were still used in Ireland as late as the 1600s.
Keep an eye out for them on Ireland tours…….