The closing of a recent archaeological dig in County Cork has revealed a 10,000-year-old settlement. According to the scientists on the team, the earliest settlers in Cork were hunter gathers near Fermony. Though it seems this discovery was more an accident than scientific speculation. The remains were first found during the construction of the M8 motorway. The findings of the excavation are to be published by the National Roads Authority on Dec 10th at University College Cork.
10,000-year-old settlement found in Cork – IrishCentral.com.