Knockballyvishteal Monuments

Pauline Connolly

Knockballyvishteal Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group

Monuments in Knockballyvishteal 

 

The first ringfort is known locally as ‘Bourke’s Fort’. It is situated on a rise in rolling grassland with bog still visible. It is a poorly preserved subcircular rath defined by 2 banks and an intervening fosse which still survives.[1]

The second ringfort is known locally as ‘Lyon’s Fort’. It is a poorly preserved circular rath which is defined by a scarp, intervening fosse and outer bank.[2]

The third ringfort is known locally as ‘Concannon’s fort’. It is situated on a glacial ridge in grassland. It was marked on the 1st edition of the OS 6 inch map as a roughly circular enclosure. No visible surface trace survives.[3]

The fourth ringfort is known locally as ‘Connolly’s’ fort. It is situated in grassland overlooking bog. It is a poorly preserved circular rath and is defined by a degraded scarp.[4]

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] GA016-083—-‘Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details’ on http://www.archeology.ie Compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hOra and Paul Gosling (29th August 2014)

[2] GA016-084—-‘Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details’ on http://www.archeology.ie Compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hOra and Paul Gosling (29th August 2014)

[3] GA016-085—-‘Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details’ on http://www.archeology.ie Compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hOra and Paul Gosling (29th August 2014)

[4] GA016-083—-‘Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details’ on http://www.archeology.ie Compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hOra and Paul Gosling (29th August 2014)

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