An Chill Dubh

Description: Kilduff graveyard/Cill Dubh:

A rectangular enclosure (KE045-009001-) situated on a steep SSW facing slope at the head of the E-W valley that separates Flemingstown mountain from the central mountain range.


Cross-slab (KE045-009003-): This stands near the SE corner of the enclosure and measures 1.13m in height, c. 0.36m in width and c. 0.16m in thickness. The SW face bears an equal- armed cross within a circle, each quadrant thus formed being occupied by a small saltire cross. The lower arm continues beyond the circle and appears to terminate with a scroll or pelta-like motif which is only faintly discernible. The NE face bears a simple equal-armed cross.
Two stones set on edge and a large prostrate slab lie W and S of the cross but their function is not known.
The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne' (1986), no. 847. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

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