Some ground-breaking news has emerged from Co. Down where the Irish Clans Network understands that one of Ireland’s most mystifying monuments from Ancient Ireland, the Mound of Down, near Downpatrick is currently being excavated.
The Mound of Down has long been associated with the Ancient Irish Clan the Dál Fiatach who are believed to have had a stronghold here and the site has remained shrouded in mystery with no excavations having taken place until now.
The site is also known as Dundalethglas or “the English Mount” which could be a reference to the fact that the Anglo-Norman knight, John De Courcy won a significant battle near the Mound in 1177 during the Norman invasion of Ireland and may have took the site as a stronghold.
Whatever secrets the Mound of Down holds beneath the soil, the hopes are that archaeological work will soon provide us with an opportunity to look into the past way of life of this Ancient Irish Clan.
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