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Glaspatrick

Site/Artefact
Enclosure

Type
Rath

Site Number
SMR Mayo 087 00030

National Grid Reference
091020 East
282350 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Ireland, Discovery Series No 31

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Description
This enclosure consists of the south half of a univallate rath with E-W internal diameter of 17m. The enclosing bank of earth only averages 1m wide overall and its 0.6m high internally and externally. Like many of these earthen enclosures, this rath has a fosse or a ditch from where the earth to construct the bank was taken. The fosse in this case shows up as a band of rushes 2.6m wide, narrowing at the NW and E. A 5m wide area near the NW possibly represents part of an entrance. An interesting feature of the interior is that it has split levels with the N end 1.5m lower. It also contains a later rectangular building.

Excavation Details
N/A

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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