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From: Matthew Harley <>
Subject: Re: Oppida in Irish Culture; was: Ancient Irish 'Pedigrees' (was Re:
Date: Wed, 01 May 2002 11:34:03 +0100
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"Chris and Tom Tinney, Sr." wrote:

> "The Roman conquest of
> Europe extended to England but
> not fully to Ireland although
> an encampment north of Dublin
> was briefly established in the
> first century AD."

The site at Drumanagh near Loughshinny may have been a Roman trading
outpost or emporium. And then again it may not.

The liklihood that it was some sort of military outpost is very
remote. No evidence has been found in Ireland of Roman military

BTW, Roman conquest extended to (what is now) Wales.

Matt Harley

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