There has been very exciting local archaeological news this summer from a dig at Beymore outside Drogheda. After several weeks of excavating, the archaeologists now believe the Co. Meath site to be a 13th century medieval monastic farm associated with the French Cistercians of De Bello Becco. The finds have been described as ‘hugely significant’. This summer’s work was the start of a three year project so there will undoubtedly be more exciting discoveries at the site in the future.
More information about the excavation work, with numerous photographs, can be found on the official excavation blog at beaubec.home.blog.
A news report may also be read online at Irish Examiner.