National Heritage Week will take place from 20-28th August.
As in previous years, there will be a wide range of events taking place around Waterford. For more information visit www.heritageweek.ie
Knockhouse Heritage Trust have been in touch with the website and have provided the following information about an exciting excavation currently taking place.
Excavation of a tri vallete ringfort is currently undergoing at Knockhouse, Waterford City. It’s the first in Ireland to...
A flint axe which has been found in Waterford could be up to 700,000 years old.
The exciting discovery was made by fishermen off Creaden Head.
The axe could prove to be the oldest implement ever found in Ireland.
Read about the story here
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Stone E and it is the tallest of the five stones. A slate,
it measures 1.8m in height,0.53m in width and 0.15m in depth.
The inscription reads "DEBRANI MAQI ELTI AVI OGATOS" and translates as "Grandson of Ogatos"
Stone D is 1.7 m tall. Its inscription reads “NISIGNI MAQI ER”... which translates Nisignos the son of Er... (last name being obliterated).
Stone C has damage to both the top and side resulting in the loss of the beginning and
ending of the inscription. It measures 1.7m in height,0.41 in width and 0.08m in depth.
The remaining inscription reads "MAQI E - -" meaning Grandson
Stone B measures 1.7m in height is 0.36m in width and 0.13m in depth.
The bottom of the stone has been damaged with most likely the first letters of the inscription missing. The remaining letters read “VAGNI MUCOI CUNIA" which translates as "Decendant of...
Stone A is in the centre of the exhibition hall. It is the smallest of the five stones
measuring 1.19m in height.0.37m in wide and 0.05m in
depth. Its inscription reads "- - NA MAQI LUGUDECA MUC- - CUNEA". - "decendant of Cunea"