Paul Rondelez in Cork drew our attention to a paper from the Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland from 1886 which spoke to us through the centuries. A kindred spirit and direct descendent of Daniel O’Connell, one Gabriel Redmond M.D., musing on the function of Fulachta Fiadh in the aforementioned paper, posited that the sites may have functioned as brewing places….
Thanks very much to Paul for forwarding the paper to us. Just goes to show that nothing in archaeology is new!
Reference: Redmond, G., 1886. History, Antiquities, Archæological Remains, and Legends Connected with the Western End of the County Waterford, The Journal of the Royal Historical and Archaeological Association of Ireland, Fourth Series, Vol. 7, No. 65 (Jan., 1886), pp. 394-405, Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland