List of Sites
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.
- Morahan, L. 2001, Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, archaeology, landscape and people, Westport
Check out the following sections of the website for related information:
Mayo Sites and Artefacts
1. Mayo Abbey
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
This project has been supported by the EU as part of the Culture 2000 programme.