A meeting of the County Roscommon Historical and Archaeological Society will take place on Tuesday next, March 8th at 8.30pm in the Percy French Hotel, Strokestown.
A lecture will take place on the subject of the Black Pigs Dyke by Coilin O’Driscoll of Kilkenny Archaeology. The Black Pigs Dyke project was funded by a number of Heritage Offices in the area comprising Monaghan, Roscommon, Longford and Leitrim. A spur of the dyke formed by a tight meander of the River Shannon was investigated and is cut off by massive ramparts leading to the opinion that it was constructed in the Iron Age. The earthworks have been interpreted as a “Gateway to Connacht” that protected strategic fording points on the River Shannon.
All are welcome to this interesting lecture.