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Hut Sites (EN)

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Throughout the peninsula you will see a number of hut sites. These are difficult to date and few have been excavated. Some are modern (1800’s) booleying hut sites – used for shelters for shepherds’ and sheep in some instances as they move animals up and down the mountains following the practise of transhumance farming. Others may be more ancient and are often associated with early Christian monastic sites or may be resting places for monks traveling from monastery to monastery or church to church. Some may look like the remnants of hut sites now but are in fact the remains of abandoned Famine villages and individual farmsteads.

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  • Cahersiveen to Waterville (EN)
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