Shanballymore Monuments

Trish O'Donnell

Shanballymore Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group

Shanballymore, Milltown, Co Galway

Monuments in Shanballymore

There are 3 monuments in Shanballymore, 1 structure and 2 Sweathouses.

GA005-103—- Class: Sweathouse ;

Townland: SHANBALLYMORE (Dunmore By.) ;

Description: We regret that we are unable to supply descriptive details for this record at present.

Date of last visit: Tuesday, May 22, 1984

 

GA005-104—- Class: Sweathouse ;

Townland: SHANBALLYMORE (Dunmore By.) ;

Description: We regret that we are unable to supply descriptive details for this record at present.

Date of last visit: Tuesday, May 22, 1984

 

GA005-102—- Class: Structure ;

Townland: SHANBALLYMORE (Dunmore By.) ;

The National Monument Archaeological Service states that the structure is in pastureland on south facing slope on western extremity of Slieve Dart. The 3rd edition of Ordinance Survey 6-inch map (1930) shows a cluster of circular and rectangular structures which it labelled ‘Clacan’: a possible house cluster.

The map also names the two of the structures as follows:

(a) at the west edge of the possible house cluster, a small square structure on west face/bank of a boundary or stream  is labelled ‘Sweating Kiln’;

(b) at the east edge of the cluster, 170m to east of the above structure, a small open circle at the head of a stream is labelled ‘Sweating Kilns (in Ruins)’. Due to land clearance in the area, no visible surface trace of any of these features survives. The ‘kilns’ may be the same as those noted by Neary (1914, 126) ‘on north side of the mountain road at Quinultagh’ but shown on his location map circa 2.2km to west-north-west of the above, not located by the survey.[1]

 

[1] GA005-102—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiles by Olive Alcock, Kathy de hÓra  and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010. (16th December 2014)

This page was added on 21/01/2015.

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