The discovery of flint at the ancient site of Carnahalla is further evidence that it was a site of high status going back for thousands of years.
Several pieces of flint were handed into the county museum by Tom Coffey and some copper metal slag. Flint with its razor sharp flakes has been used for tools including arrow heads, knives, scraper, longer than any other material. It was part of man’s survival. The flint had to be imported thousands of years ago as there is no flint mines in Ireland. Carnahalla where flint, smelting, mythology and the ancient monuments met, hosts a themed 2-mile walk from its heritage centre at 3pm next Sunday 19th May. Adults 5 Euro children free. Tel No: (086)0663838 for further information.