US company’s plan to clear 5,000 year old ring fort

LOCAL HISTORIANS HAVE hit out at plans to demolish a Waterford ring fort that dates back over 5,000 years.

US firm West Pharmaceutical Services began building a manufacturing plant on the Knockhouse site earlier this week.

The tri-vallate ring fort will be cleared during the second phase of the development, which the company says will deliver about 150 new jobs once the factory is opened in 2018.

http://www.thejournal.ie/waterford-knockhouse-ring-fort-west-pharmaceutical-2228226-Jul2015/

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3 Responses to US company’s plan to clear 5,000 year old ring fort

  1. neofenian says:

    I hate to see Irish history destroyed like this.

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    • Patrick simmons says:

      First off there are no forts in Ireland 5000 years old. Secondly ringforts are typically 1000 years old. While protesting about the destruction of heritage is admirable lying about its age to gain support is not

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