How Bronze Age man enjoyed his pint
Bronze Age Irishmen were as fond of their beer as their 21st century counterparts, it has been claimed.
Two archaeologists have put forward a theory that one of the most common ancient monuments seen around Ireland may have been used for brewing ale.
Fulacht fiadh - horseshoe shaped grass covered mounds - are conventionally thought of as ancient cooking spots.
But the archaeologists from Galway believe they could have been the country's earliest breweries.