Leataoibh I

Description: Templenacloonagh/Teampall na Cluanach:

Sub-rectangular enclosure KE042-113001- lies on a very gentle WNW facing slope and commands a good clear view in all directions, particularly NW to Smerwick Harbour.

Within it can be seen the remains of an oratory, a 2nd building which is possibly a church, and 2 possible hut sites.

Lateeve I


Leachts: Centrally positioned in the S half of the enclosure are 2 parallel mounds of stone, including a large quantity of quartz. The W mound measures 5.5m N-S x 2.5m E-W x .6m in height and its W limit is marked by the 2 cross-inscribed stones and by a single course of stone facing. The E mound measures 5.25m N-S x 3.5m E-W x .6m in height.

Cross-inscribed stone: The S stone stands 1.58m high and is .32m wide at base. Its W face is inscribed with a triple-barred cross, the crossing of the shaft and upper bar being formed by an outline lozenge.
​​​​​​​are bifurcated terminals to the upper and lower arms and hook-like bifurcated terminals to the head and base of the cross; the terminals of the middle bar take the form of outline triangles. A small plain cross occurs near the base of the same face.
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The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, ‘Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne’ (1986), no. 866.

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Townland: LEATAOIBH MÓR
Photos taken on 5th June 2017, at about 3.00 p.m.
Weather cloudy and rather dull.
Camera: Nokia Lumia 1020 phone.
55 photos taken but 7 were ignored by the program – mostly the top views.

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