An Chill Bhreac

The burial ground (KE043-211001-) here was used for the burial of unbaptised children until the 19th century (OSNB Dingle, book 2, 8). It is situated on a very gentle S facing slope overlooking Dingle Harbour, and consists of a sub- rectangular enclosure, 58m E-W x 27m N-S internally, which is bounded on its W, N and E sides by modern stone field fences and on its S side by a low wall, with a stone and earth core, no more than .6m high.


​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The burial area occupies a central position within the enclosure and consists of a slightly raised, irregularly-shaped area occupied by a profusion of low upright stones, aligned N-S, and a few very low cairns of stones.

Standing loosely in one of these cairns is a cross-inscribed stone (KE043-211002-) measuring .88m in height x .15m in width. One face is inscribed with a cross with expanded terminals, the left arm now completely removed by spalling and the upper arm only partially preserved.

The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne' (1986), no. 869. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

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