Ireland's First Visitors
Archaeological evidence suggests that the first ‘visitors’ to Ireland arrived here around 7,500B.C. These early visitors were Hunter-Gatherers and limited evidence of their lifestyle, which includes various flint-like objects and kitchen-waste, has been discovered at several locations throughout Ireland. This period in Irish History is commonly referred to as the ‘Mesolithic’ or Middle Stone Age.
Through recent generations Ireland’s Archaeologists have unearthed numerous artifacts which encompass the many periods in Ireland’s prehistory including the Mesolithic, Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age.