Togher - Iron Age Road

This Iron Age wooden track or Togher was originally laid in 148AD.

The togher in Craggaunowen is a reconstruction of an Iron Age Road dating back to 148BC.

In some places, transport was a major problem during the Iron Age. Near the sea or rivers, skin covered boats or dug-out canoes made travel easy. In order to reach areas far from waterways it was necessary to travel through the heavily wooded or bog covered countryside. Occasionally to connect two important sites or places, wooden roadways were built across bogs or marshes. These were made by placing runners of birch or alder on the surface and covering them with large oak planks to make a road.


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