Tonemoyle Monuments

Trish O'Donnell

Tonmoyle Townland Stone
Milltown Heritage Group
Rolling countryside of Tonemoyle, located just on outskirts of Tuam

Tonemoyle, Tuam, Co Galway

Monuments in Tonmoyle

 

There are 2 monuments in Tonmoyle, 2 Ringforts (rath).

GA016-129—- The National Monument Archaeological Service states that the ringfort lies in gently rolling grassland. An extremely overgrown D-shaped rath (north-east – south-west c.40m) defined by 2 banks and an intervening fosse. A stream surrounds the monument from north-east through east to south-east.[1]

GA016-130—- The second ringfort lies on level grassland overlooking bog land to the south. The National Monument Archaeological Survey states that it is a well preserved Subcircular rath (east – west 52m, north to south 50.5m) defined by 2 banks and an intervening fosse. The inner bank survives only from south-south-east through south to south-west. A field bank cuts the monument as north-east and south-east, to east of which no visible surface trace survives.[2]

 

[1] GA016-129—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy dehÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010. (11th June 2014

[2] GA016-130—- (Archaeological Survey of Ireland, Record Details). http://www.archaeology.ie compiled by Olive Alcock, Kathy dehÓra and Paul Gosling. Uploaded 05th August 2010. (11th June 2014)

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