Ferriter's Cove

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Ferriter's Cove is a small bay located at the westernmost point of Dingle Peninsula, in County Kerry, Ireland. Excavations performed in the late 20th century have provided evidence that people lived there during the Mesolithic.[1][2]

The excavations at Ferriter’s Cove were conducted by Professor Emeritus Peter C. Woodman. They followed a find in 1983 by an amateur archaeologist of a flint knife, believed to be from the Neolithic period.

Woodman's team found implements that in fact dated the site to the late Mesolithic. These included a grindstone, marked sandstone pebbles, shell dumps, various hearths and five mudstone axes that had been clumped together, presumably to keep them hidden.[3]


  1. ^ O'Sullivan, Aidan & Breen, Colin (2007). Maritime Ireland. An Archaeology of Coastal Communities. Stroud: Tempus. pp. 30, 32, 44–6, 49–50. ISBN 978-0-7524-2509-2. 
  2. ^ "Ferriters Cove, 1986". Excavations.ie. Retrieved 2 December 2009. 
  3. ^ "ChooseIreland.com - Ferriter's Cove". 

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