Follow the path one of the most important routeways of ancient Ireland, An Sli Mhor.2 min
The Mesolithic and Neolithic periods4 min
The region during the Bronze Age and Iron Age8 min
This track covers the region from AD400–12009 min
The archaeology and history of the region in the medieval period5 min
The area was ravaged by the Cromwellian and later Williamite Wars11 min
The region in the 19th Century5 min
The twentieth century saw many changes to this area but some old traditions lingered2 min
Summarises the long and varied history and archaeology of the region54 s
Combining the latest archaeological information with historical sources this audioguide is an accessible but authoritative insight into the wonderful history of the region through which the M6 motorway between Kinnegad and Galway travels. The audio guide tells the story of this incredible landscape through the newly discovered archaeological sites and also shows the listener the wonderful heritage sites that are still accessible along the route, like the magnificent monastic site of Clonmacnoise, the medieval walled town of Athenry and the site of Ireland’s bloodiest battle at Aughrim.
The guide is extensively researched and presents the complex story of this landscape in a unique and accessible way, drawing not only on the archaeological reports from the scheme, but also the results of archaeological excavations by the National Museum of Ireland, and a wide variety of other academic research, publications and cartographic information.