Article Title

Ballywhinney Girl


Jamie Greenwood


Dependable, Primary, Archaeology

Document Type

Book Review


While Maeve and her grandfather are in the bogs near their home in Ballywhinney, Ireland, they find a mummified body of a young girl buried deep in the bog. Soon a team of archaeologists from Dublin arrives to investigate. They tell Maeve that the body is over a thousand years old. Mauve is unnerved and full of curiosity about the young girl. The archaeologists take the mummy to their lab in Dublin to run tests. They name her “The Ballywhinney Girl” and put her on display in a museum in Dublin. Mauve visits the body in the museum to say goodbye, but she likes to imagine her spirit walking on the bog and nights, carrying flowers as she goes.