Cormeelick South Monuments

Trish O'Donnell

Cormeelick Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group

Cormeelick South, Milltown, Co Galway

Monuments in Cormeelick South

There is a ringfort (rath) in Cormeelick South. The National Monument Service, Archaeological Survey of Ireland states that it is a sub-circular rath in fair condition, defined by two banks and an intervening fosse. The inner bank survives on east and west sides; elsewhere a degraded scarp forms the enclosing elements from the south east to south west. There is an entrance on north side.[1]


What is a Ringfort? A ringfort – rath: a roughly circular or oval shape area surrounded by an earthen bank with an external fosse. Some examples have two (bivallate) or three (trivallate) banks and fosses, but these are less common and have been equated with higher status sites belonging to upper grades of society. They functioned as residences and/or farmsteads and broadly date from 500 to 1000 AD.


[1] GA004-023—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (14th August 2014)

This page was added on 20/01/2015.

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