Hot weather dries up swamp, uncovers ancient fort

7/2/2022 9:38:00 AM

A historical group was instrumental in discovering a crannog made from stone near Lough Neagh.

Crannog, Loughneagh

'We discovered the site of an ancient Celtic fort' Hot weather during lockdown dried up a swamp area near Lough Neagh - but it had been concealing a piece of history. crannog loughneagh

A historical group was instrumental in discovering a crannog made from stone near Lough Neagh.

An historical group in Northern Ireland was instrumental in helping to discover an ancient man-made island settlement near Lough Neagh.The discovery was made by members of the Loup Historical Society.Hot weather during lockdown dried up a swamp area in south Londonderry that had been concealing the man-made island, known as a crannog.

Archaeologists say it is potentially significant because it is made of stone, whereas most crannogs that have been found in Northern Ireland are made out of wood or clay.

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GerryAdamsSF I think that is so cool! I love things that have to do with archeology, ancient things... Where abouts? The clip has me assuming North Western shore of Lough Neagh? Kelly4Law Fantastic discovery. Thanks for sharing it Damien & BBCNI for the feature. Goodman Seán- that’s a lovely piece. What a brilliant find. Great story and brilliantly pieced together 👏🏻👏🏻

Amazing what history is out there that we never notice.

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UK weather: Thunderstorm warning issued by Met Office in England and Wales before hot spell expected next monthThe warning is in place until 10pm on Thursday - but a hot spell is expected to arrive in time for the school holidays. I don't need this. I was in the process of digging out a trench, I only needed 1 more hour. The weather in this country sucks ass! Blah blah blah

Close An historical group in Northern Ireland was instrumental in helping to discover an ancient man-made island settlement near Lough Neagh.Divyanka Kapoor Image caption, Divyanka flew from Mumbai to Glasgow in the hope of seeing the Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live A Red Hot Chili Peppers fan travelled more than 4,000 miles (7,700km) for a gig in Glasgow which was then cancelled at short notice.Image source, Reuters The Red Hot Chili Peppers have called off their Glasgow concert hours before the show due to illness.Scotland could be set for a heatwave during the early part of July, according to forecasters.

The discovery was made by members of the Loup Historical Society. Hot weather during lockdown dried up a swamp area in south Londonderry that had been concealing the man-made island, known as a crannog. The next morning she was devastated to learn the gig had been called off due to illness. Archaeologists say it is potentially significant because it is made of stone, whereas most crannogs that have been found in Northern Ireland are made out of wood or clay. Fans have been urged to hold on to their tickets with a new date yet to be announced. Video journalist: Niall McCracken . Divyanka told the BBC News website she was already beginning to get excited for the gig when she arrived in Glasgow.