An Ancient Community
Ceide Fields had stone-walled fields, a farming community and a countryside of homes scattered throughout the landscape with houses surrounded by garden walls. (Sounds familiar – this could be describing Irish life in more recent years…)
From artifacts found, these ancient farmers used wooden ploughs with a stone cutting edge for field cultivating. These were drawn by cattle (horses had not been introduced into Ireland at this time). A typical single round house, about six metres in diameter, had a a single family living there.
The surrounding walls appear to have not been built for defensive purposes – indicating that they lived as a peaceful community.
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