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The history of Gallow’s Hill in Dungarvan has been thrown open after the recent discovery of skeletons dating to the 16th and 17th century.
The remains were found during the recent community archaeological dig the Hill.
Christina O’Connor, Committee member with Waterford County Museum and curator of the Gallow’s Hill dig, told WLR News that the two skeletons are likely over a century apart in age.
She believes there’s still more history to uncover in the area:
“What we’re finding is that possibly other mounds like these around the country have been reused and were reused over centuries possibly the mound even might have a much earlier period of dating and that’s something w’re hoping to look into a little bit more over the next 12 months.”