Fulacht Fias were found in Ballyvelig. You
can see the burnt stones that were left. They are
horse-shoe shaped. They show us how Bronze Age
people cooked deer and wild pigs.
Hunting was a favourite sport in Ireland. After the
hunt whatever they had caught they would cook the
animal on the Fulacht Fia. First they dug a trough
and lined it with wood in side. Then they made a
fire with wood or turf and added layers of stones.
Next they lit a fire near the trough. Once the
wood had burnt they rolled the boiling hot stones
into a trough full of water. They used a log or big club
to do this. This heated the water.They got the water
from a stream nearby. Then they cut the meat and wrapped it
in straw (or sugán) and threw it in the trough.
Once the meat was
cooked they threw the stones away.