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Chapter 3

The iron age and the arrival of Celts

Iron Age the period when people began to use iron tools
Ogham a type of ancient Celtic writing, whereby notches were cut into the sides of standing stones
Torc a gold Celtic necklace
Tuath the area controlled by the rí in Celtic times
Derbhfine the name given to Celtic royal families
Aos Dána the skilled people in Celtic society such as judges, druids, poets and craftsmen
Filí poets
Bards poets employed by a noble
Brehon law Celtic law
Rath/ringfort a Celtic fort
Crannóg a Celtic settlement built on a artificial lake
Souterrain an underground passageway built in a ringfort. It was mainly used to store food and valuables
Promontory fort a ringfort built on a cliff top
Druid a pagan Celtic priest
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