Archaeology is an irreplaceable link which we have with our past.

Members of Mitchelstown Heritage Society who visited the archaeological excavation at a Bronze Age habitation site in Mitchelstown Demesne, during preparatory works for the construction of the town’s bypass. The site dates back to about 2,000BC. Several interesting sites and objects were found along the route of the road prior to commencement of construction work. Among the sites excavated were a fulacht fiadh (Bronze Age cooking site) and a medieval corn-drying kiln. The most important find was a BronzeAge polypot depicting a human face – only one other of its type is known to exist in Europe. Mitchelstown by-pass opened in July 2006.