Conagher Monuments

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Conagher Townland Stone
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Conagher

Monuments in Conagher

 

The National Monuments Service (Archaeological Survey of Ireland) provides information on the following: 2 ringforts, a souterrain, a children’s burial ground, a church, a road, a watermill and a leacht cuimhne.

 

 

A ringfort is situated on a north west facing slope in grassland overlooking bogland. It is a subcircular rath which is in fairly good condition, defined by 2 banks and an intervening fosse.[1]

A souterrain is situated within the south west quadrant of a ringfort (GA004—009—-). A landowner remembers a cave which people would go into but he could not describe it. A pile of rubble marks its position.[2]

A children’s burial ground is located on the summit of a knoll in hilly grassland overlooking bogland to the north. It is a subrectangular unenclosed area. A number of small set stones are visible, indicating graves. There are a number of large slabs placed around a bush which forms a small altar area. According to local information, adult human bones (about 6ft tall) were discovered nearby.[3]

A second ringfort is located on a south facing slope in undulating grassland overlooking marshland.[4]

A church is located on a small glacial knoll. No visible surface trace survives except for a rectangular pile of loose rubble.[5]

A road (gravel/stone trackway – peatland) was located close to the south bank of the Dalgin river. This was discovered by a local farmer during land reclamation when deep ploughing of a bog took place.[6]

A watermill was located on the south bank of Dalgin river. A long plank of wood, mortised at each end and a pointed wooden stake were found in a cutaway bog.[7]

A leacht cuimhne is situated in grassland. It is a roughly circular cairn composed of loose undressed stone.[8]

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] GA004-009—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

[2] GA004-009001—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

[3] GA004-010—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

[4] GA016-011—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

[5] GA004-014—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

[6] GA004-015—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

[7] GA016-0400001—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

GA004-016—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

[8] GA004-018—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (24th Jan 2015)

 

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