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Four skeletons were found in the grounds of Terryland Castle in Co Galway two weeks ago and experts are now saying that the graves may belong to Oliver Cromwell's army.

Historians and forensic scientists are very excited by the find. The site dates back to 1691 when French and Irish forces fought Cromwellian troops. It is believed that some of the remains may have noble and significant historical importance akin to the Richard the 3rd find at Leicestershire in England.

Galway City Council has already informed the National Museum, the National Monument Service and the Gardaí of the discovery, a survey of the site will take place today.

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Tags: Cromwell, army, british, french, galway, grave, ireland, remains, remians, teryland castle

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Comment by Mac Olson on February 18, 2013 at 15:01
Awesome find
Comment by donald brian hensley on February 18, 2013 at 14:50

thats fascinateing discovery i have ancestors in king henry the eights court that knew cromwell as well as irish ancestors 

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