Carrownurlaur Monuments

Trish O'Donnell

Carrownurlaur Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group
East facing Ringfort (rath) in Carrownurlaur
OSI Maps

Carrownurlaur, Milltown, Co Galway

Monuments in Carrownurlaur

There are 3 monuments in Carrownurlaur: 1 Ringfort (rath), 1 Enclosure and 1 Burnt Mound.

 

GA004-001—- Ringfort (rath)

Description: On E-facing slope of a hill in undulating grassland. Poorly preserved sub circular rath (east-west 48m, north-south 43m) defined by two banks and an intervening fosse. The fosse and outer bank are present from northwest to north, no visible surface trace survives anywhere else. Within the interior is a rectangular depression and two large boulders which appear natural.[1]

 

GA015A001—- Enclosure

There are no descriptive details for this monument at this time.[2]

 

GA004-037—- Burnt Mound (Fulacht Fiadh)

Description: The remains of this burnt mound (fulacht fiadh) were discovered in July 2014 in a relatively flat field that had been recently ploughed and harrowed (pers. comm. Dr James Bonsall). A spread of burnt stone, roughly sub-oval in plan (9m southwest-northeast; 6m southeast-northwest), was evident on the surface of the field and at a depth of 5-10cm below the loosely harrowed soil.

Date of last visit: Tuesday, July 08, 2014.[3]

 

[1] (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy dehÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010. (19th June 2015)

[2] (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy dehÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010. (19th June 2015)

[3] (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock. Uploaded 21st July 2014. (19th June 2015)

This page was added on 17/06/2015.

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