In the southern side of Clonmore graveyard, Bree, Co. Wexford stands a large, upright slab of stone that is noticeably different to the surrounding grave markers. It bears no written inscription and it has a […]
In 2007 the parish’s first archaeological investigation was carried out at Ballybuckley, Bree (see site location map at the bottom). It revealed evidence of medieval activity, possibly representing a farmstead, in the southern part of […]
These beautiful images of the Neolithic portal tomb (dolmen) at Ballybrittas, Bree were drawn by the noted antiquarian illustrator, George Victor Du Noyer, in July 1862. They represent the oldest surviving depictions of the dolmen […]
Clonmore church, Bree is the site of ancient monastery which was founded by St. Aidan in the 7th century AD.
Thanks to Mr. Nim Dunne’s local knowledge four previously unrecorded burnt mounds/fulacht fiadha, were recently identified at Knockduff, Bree. ‘Burnt mounds’ are a type of archaeological site whose defining characteristic is large quantities of heat […]
In the shadow of Bree Hill lies the small and ancient cemetery of Ballybrennan (location). It currently presents as a grass covered graveyard with the much degraded remains of a stone-built church near its […]
Moated sites are rectangular shaped enclosures that are primarily associated with the 13thand 14th century Anglo-Norman colonisation of Ireland. Bree has a notable concentration of these monuments with 12 located within the parish bounds (see Table […]
The Barmoney standing stone pair (WX 031-039) are located in a large pasture field on the side of a low ridge, which rises to the west. They are situated a short distance to the south […]
One of the most striking archaeological sites in Bree is located at Borrodale in Dunanore townland. This well known local beauty spot overlooks the River Boro and is a favourite location for walkers and anglers […]
One of the largest and oldest archaeological sites in the parish of Bree is the imposing hill-fort at Ballybuckley (RMP WX025-034). This impressive…..