SMR KE043-144006


Kilfountan Church and Calluragh burial ground/Teampall Fionntain: A roughly D-shaped or sub-oval enclosure within which are the remains of an oratory and rectangular hut, a cross-inscribed ogham stone and a bullaun stone. A quernstone from the site, probably of Disc A type (Caulfield 1969, 64 and 69), is now in the Museum in Cork. Children were still being buried here in the 19th century (OSNB Kildrum, 31). The site is located in the low-lying, level plain that lies N of Dingle Harbour.
Bullaun Stone: Lying loose beside the cross-slab, this stone measures .74m x .56m x .21m in depth. It is roughly rectangular in plan and basin-shaped in section and the oval depression in its upper surface measures .42m x .29m x .15m in depth.
The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne' (1986), no. 849. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

Cill Fhiontain (Kilfountain)

Site recorded by Kathleen Reen