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The origins of Carlingford do not just lie eight centuries ago with the construction of a castle on a rocky outcrop by the Norman knight, Hugh de Lacy. Our story starts almost 12000 years ago.

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The Ages of Carlingford

ageofice
12,000 years ago
Age of Ice
The Ice Age gripped the whole world. Ice sheets that were nearly 1 kilometre thick covered the whole land. As the world temperatures gradually began to rise and as the ice began to melt. The mighty force shaped and carved the landscape.
12,000 years ago
ticke
10,000 years ago
Age of Arrival
During this time a land bridge connected Ireland with Scotland. It is believed that hunter-gatherers roaming began to cross it and spread throughout the island of Ireland. They lived at the coast and along inland lakes, their flint axes and other tools have been found along the banks of we're narrow water can be seen today.
10,000 years ago
farming
6,000 years ago
Age of Farming
approximately six thousand years ago the first farmers began to work the land these Neolithic farmers spread throughout the land clearing the forests and planting corn corn was growing on raised beds much like the lazy bed potato wakes of famine times but they were primarily cattle farmers traces of their cultivation methods can be found high in the Kuti mountains they began to build Neolithic monuments and burial chambers for their leaders such as Noth Locke crew Karns Newgrange and pro-league dolmen and slave galley stones facing the great band of Newgrange were brought from templeton beach their monuments were aligned with heavenly bodies on the winter solstice the last rays of the Setting Sun penetrate the burial chamber in the Carn on Steve Goodman around 3,000 years ago we see the arrival of the first metal workers the first metal workers made tools and weapons in bronze some examples show tremendous craftsmanship
6,000 years ago
farming
3,000 years ago
Age of Legend

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

3,000 years ago
farming
1,600 years ago
Age of Christianity

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

1,600 years ago
farming
1,200 years ago
Age of Vikings

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

1,200 years ago
farming
1,000 years ago
Age of Normans

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

1,000 years ago
farming
800 years ago
Age of Royal Agency

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

800 years ago
farming
400 years ago
Age of O'Neill

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

400 years ago
farming
350 years ago
Age of Cromwell

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

350 years ago
farming
330 years ago
Age of Williamite

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

330 years ago
farming
276 years ago
Age of Ruin

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

276 years ago
farming
170 years ago
Age of Famine

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

170 years ago
farming
150 years ago
Age of Rail

in 500 BC the iron workers arrived probably bringing Celtic culture and language with them they worshiped the Sun which made the grass grow to feed their great herds of cattle the power of the Sun was personified in their favorite fertility symbol the mighty bulll

150 years ago

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