SMR SMR KE052-126----


Site

A calluragh burial ground is situated on the lower W slopes of Beennacouma, overlooking Coumeenoole strand. It consists of a large, irregularly-shaped stone and earth mound which measures approximately 13m N-S x 8 to 10m E-W.
It rises only a little above the external ground level on the uphill side but is 2m high at W. A semi-circular curve in the N-S field wall that skirts its W side may indicate the site of a clochaun.
Two small cairns of stone, on the W and S sides of the mound, formerly supported 2 cross-slabs, each of which was inscribed with a plain cross on its present W face. Today (July 2018), however, only one cross-slab remains at the site, the one illustrated here. The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne' (1986), no. 894, and is taken, with adaptions, from the www.archaeology.ie website.

Com Dhíneol (Coumeenoole)


Site recorded by Kathleen Reen