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Crannóg

Ag  Inis Ceathláin tá b'féidir an tochailt is tabhachtaí leis na blianta.
Níl an tochailt críochnaithe go fóill ach síltear ag an bhomaite (marta 2013) gur tosaíodh cónaithe ar an suíomh insan 7ú aois agus mhair sé go dtí an 16ú aois déag.
Is í oileán falsa í crannóg suite i lár loch agus déanta as adhmaid.

The Crannóg, an artificial island, at Drumclay in Enniskillen was occupied from the 7th to the 16th centuries.
As the island sank into the lake silt each successive layer was collapsed and new dwellings constructed giving a long record of occupation.

Bhain mé an chrannóg amach go luath ar maidin. Bhí sé chomh fuair sin nach gcreidfeá. Bhí mé ag feitheamh sin agus mar sin de bhí dromchla eadaí agam ar bharr dromchla eile.
Faoin am a bhí mé ar an suíomh don cead uair bhí an tochailt déanta thíos go dtí idir an 7ú agus an 9ú aois.   Is seo bealach siúlóid chúig doras teach.
This is an access route to one of the dwellings.



The temporary boardwalks.
Thart ar an suíomh tá bealaí siuloide agus ceimeanna sealadacha cosúil le seo.



















































Cuireann na seandalaithe lipéad cosúil le seo ar gach uile píosa adhmad. 
Every piece of timber is recorded


The museum in Enniskillen has had a small display of some of the 6,000 objects found a the crannóg.  This object was manufactured from bone for use with textiles.


Stácaí ag teacht amach as an chrannóg.  Ní féidir a bheith cinnte fá cé chomh sean is a bhfuil an adhmaid go dtí go bhfuil obair dáta radió carbóin déanta orthu.
Posts reveal themselves as the dig proceeds.



Títhe dronuilleogach a bhí ag tosnú le bheith infheicthe.
Reaching the earlier occupation rectangular dwellings begin to reveal themselves.



A pin on display in the museum

Adhmaid curtha i mbuicéad ag fanacht le dul fá choinne teist dáta radió carbóin.
Broken bucket of labelled timbers on their way for dating.



Ok so. Rinne mé an phictúir céanna arís ach an uair seo le peann seachas peann luaidhe.


Cad atá anseo? Píosa adhmaid, lipéad agus uimhir.  Nuair atá an tuairisc críochnaithe beidh mé ábalta fháil amach.
This was just another piece of wood but looking forward to the report detail and matching a piece of wood to a sketch.



Another pin on display in the museum


Is seo an imeall faoin chrannóg.  Dromchla adhmaid ar bharr dromchla eile gan cuma ciallmhaire air.
Layer upon layer of indiscernible wood.



A really beautiful comb on display at the museum.  Look at the two animal heads. Versions of cross hatching and chevrons were a feature of Irish combs.


Bhí an lá thart ró ghasta.  Clúdaionn siad an suíomh in iomlán achan oíche.  Tá sé soiléir ón sceitse seo faoi cé chomh mór is a bhfuil sé.  Tá seo thart ar leath chuid den chrannóg.
And the whole crannóg being covered over in tarpaulin at the end of the day.

Thanks to all on the site for allowing me to spend a memorable day.