Thursday, August 31, 2017

Craggaunowen - Fulacht Fia

Fulacht Fia
This reconstructed cooking site was common throughout Ireland. Hunting parties used them over a long period of time, from the Bronze Age to the Elizabethan period. A rectangular hole was dug in low-lying land where it was sure to fill with water. This was clad on the four sides with wooden sections.
Stones heated on the campfire were then used to boil the water in the wooden trough. A joint of venison was then wrapped in straw and put into the boiling water and cooked for a set period.

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