The Ballyhoura Hills Project was initiated in 1992, under the directorship of the author, to research some of the principal questions of the Discovery Programme in a confined but diverse geographical area, which was roughly centred on the Ballyhoura Hills, a series of steep hills at Seafin. A broad research strategy, combining extensive ground and aerial survey, test excavation and more detailed excavation at some sites, was followed. The study area is situated on the Cork/Limerick county border and adjacent areas of west Tipperary and contains three distinct landscape regions.
This is the final report of the Ballyhoura Hills Project which began in 1992 and examined evidence for Bronze Age settlement on the borders of Cork, Limerick and west Tipperary. As well as general background material, the book contains the reports on the important excavations at Chancellorsland, Conva and the linear earthwork known as the Claidh Dubh, as well as surveys of three hillforts in the Blackwater valley – Caherdrinny, Carntigherna and Castle Gale.
Martin Doody, The Ballyhoura Hills Project (Dublin, Wordwell for the Discovery Programme 2008), 732 ++
The book also contains detailed reports from twenty-eight specialist contributors.
Mr John Gormley TD, Minister of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government launched the publication on the 13 November 2008 in The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.