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Carrowmore

Site/Artefact
Carrowmore

Type
Crannóg

Site Number
SMR Mayo 098 00701

National Grid Reference
097690 East
276490 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Ireland, Discovery Series 37

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Diagram of crannog on Moher Lake
(after Morahan, 2001)

Description
Crannógs are artificially constructed islands on lakes, turloughs or other inland water ways. The term derives from the Gaelic words crann meaning tree and óg meaning young, reflecting the large amounts of timber used in the construction of the surrounding palisade (Corlett, 2001).

The crannóg in Moher Lake was constructed on a large stone pile. Its edge is partly bordered by an enclosing wall no more than three courses high externally but scattered internally. There is a manmade stone lined dock 8m long and 2m wide in the SE section (Morahan, L. 2001). The use of crannogs stretching from the Bronze Age into the Medieval and later times has artefactual veracity but it is from the Early Historic period and Viking Age that abundant archaeological and historical evidence for entire settlement systems on lakes, with contemporary crannogs, island ringforts and cashels, promontory forts and monastic islands implying a rich and complex lakeland settlement emerges (O'Sullivan, 1998).

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Private

References

Check out the following sections of the website for related information:

Mayo Sites and Artefacts

1. Mayo Abbey
2. Balla
3. Ballintubber Abbey
4. Tóchar Phadraig
5. Aghagower
6. Lankhill
7. Boheh
8. Croagh Patrick Summit
9. Carrownalurgan
10. Ardoley
11. Kiladangan
12. Glaspatrick
13. Shrawee
14. Clare Island - Strake
15. Clare Island - Lecarrow
16. Caher Island
17. Durless

18. Carrowmore
19. Knappaghmanagh
20. Cushalogurt
21. Carrowkeel Ecclesiastical Remains
22. Thornhill
23. Carrowkeel Murrisk
24. Carrowkeel Cahernaran
25. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-1
26. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-2
27. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-3
28. Carrowmacloughlin/ Glencally/ Teevenacroaghy
29. Carrowmacloughlin Sweathouses
30. Glaspatrick Holy Well

31. Glaspatrick Rath-1
32. Glaspatrick Early Ecclesiastical Remains
33. Glaspatrick Ringfort
34. Glaspatrick Rath-2
35. Glaspatrick Ecclesiatical Remains
36. Glaspatrick Altar
38. Glaspatrick Graveyard
39. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-1
40. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-2
41. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-3
42. Teevenacroaghy

 

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