Lurgan Monuments

Pauline Connolly

Lurgan Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group

Lurgan

Monuments in Lurgan

 

There were 4 ringforts and 1 burial ground identified on the National Monuments Service website.

The 1st ringfort is situated in grassland overlooking bogland. It is a very poorly preserved circular rath defined by a low earthen bank.[1]

The 2nd ringfort is situated on a slight rise in undulating pastureland overlooking bogland. All that survives is a barely discernible rise, outside of which traces of a fosse are visible.[2]

The 3rd ringfort is situated in undulating grassland. It is a poorly preserved circular rath defined by an inner scarp, intervening fosse and outer bank. The fosse and outer bank survive.[3]

The 4th ringfort is situated on a rise in rolling grassland overlooking bogland. It is described as a poorly preserved subcircular rath defined by a degraded scarp and external fosse. A number of hollows within the interior are the result of quarrying.[4]

A burial ground is situated in boggy land sheltered by a steep ridge. According to local information, this is the site of famine burials. Apart from a few grassed-over stony mounds, no visible surface trace survives.[5]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[1] GA016-120—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (30th Oct 2014)

[2] GA016-121—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (30th Oct 2014)

[3] GA016-139—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (30th Oct 2014)

[4] GA017-140—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (30th Oct 2014)

[5] GA017-141—-(Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010 (30th Oct 2014)

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