Liskeevy Monuments

Pauline Connolly

Liskeevy Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group

Liskeevy, Milltown, County Galway

Monuments in Liskeevy

 

A church is situated on a low hillock in undulating grassland close the west bank of the River Clare. A railway line runs just outside its east boundary. It was marked on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map as a roofed rectangular building. A section of the north wall is the only ruins that survived. No architectural features are visible.[1]

A ringfort is situated on a rise in level grassland. It is in fair condition, defined by a bank. A field wall runs just outside the bank. Within the interior are a mass rock and a rectangular recumbent slab.[2]

A second ringfort is described as a poorly preserved circular rath defined by a denuded bank.[3]

A children’s burial ground is situated within a ringfort. No visible surface trace survives apart from 3 stones protruding above ground level, which may possibly have been grave-makers. A mass rock occupies the centre of the rath; roughly rectangular in ground plan, it was rediscovered while draining the nearby Lough Altore (Belmont).[4]

A field system is located in undulating grassland.[5]

A graveyard[6], mass-rock[7] and quarry[8] are identified but there is no further detail provided.


[1] GA016-097—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

[2] GA016-099—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

[3] GA016-069—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

 

[4] GA016-099001—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details).http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

[5] GA016-104—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by mOlive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

[6] GA016-097001—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

[7] GA016-099002—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled By Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

[8] GA016-098—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (4th June 2014)

 

 

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