Ruins + Monuments Corlea Trackway
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Copyright: Noel Sheerin
Image Size: 1600 x 1200    Uploaded on: 03/07/2006
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Licence: Creative Commons Licence

Corlea Trackway is an Iron Age roadway that measures 1km long and 4m wide, and was built of massive oaken planks. The track crossed a bog in Co. Longford, Ireland, and was built around 148 BC. It was excavated in the 1980s by Barry Raftery of University College Dublin. Inside the Corlea Visitors' Centre building, an 18m stretch of the preserved road is on permanent display in a specially designed hall with humidifiers to prevent the ancient wood from cracking in the heat.

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