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Letter to James Cossar Ewart from William Ridgeway, 03 December 1903

Identifier: Coll-14/9/9/134

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Ridgeway provides an extract from a letter he received from George Coffey concerning the earliest horse skeleton of historical times discovered in County Galway, Ireland and makes some comments concerning the likely date of the burial.


  • Creation: 03 December 1903


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Biographical / Historical

Ridgeway refers to the discovery of a Bronze Age excavation in County Galway in 1903 which uncovered three horse skulls. This discovery of 'the Crannog Skulls' proved that the horse was in general use in Ireland by at least the tenth century rather than resulting from a more recent Spanish influence, as had previously been posited.


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