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Three promontory forts in Co. Cork

Michael J. O"Kelly

Three promontory forts in Co. Cork

by Michael J. O"Kelly

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Published by Hodges, Figgis in Dublin, Ireland .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Archaeology -- Ireland.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementM. J. O"Kelly.
    SeriesRoyal Irish Academy -- vol.55, section C, no. 2
    ContributionsRoyal Irish Academy.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination25-59, 12 plates :
    Number of Pages59
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21677013M

    Sir James MacDonnell built a castle here in , on the site of an earlier promontory fort. This was attacked and destroyed by Shane O'Neill two years later, but rebuilt by Sorley Boy MacDonnell in The site was robbed of stones for the repair of Dunluce Castle, but was restored in NOTES ON THE PROMONTORY FORTS AND SIMILAR STRUCTURES OF COUNTY KERRY PART V.?Iveragh: (Valencia, to Sr. Finals Bay) By THOMAS JOHNSON WESTROPP, M.A. [Contintted from vol. XL, p. ] [Read 16 July ] ^Phe beautiful district of Iveragh, though less rich in antiquities, forms A a counterpart in many respects to Coreaguiny,1 which it faces, across.

    The pillaster at the dexter side of the monument is decorated with a trophy of arms comprising a drum, a standard, a halberd, a circular shield, a pike, a musket, a lance, and a sword. The opposite pillaster has an open book on which is laid a rose; a reversed torch, a spade, and a thurible or censer.   Cape Clear Island, Co Cork Of all Ireland’s small, pristine islands, just 13 are inhabited. Known as Cléire to locals, Cape Clear Island is the country’s most southerly inhabited point.

    The fortress, more properly called a promontory fort, at Burghead was large, covering an area of three hectares or acres. This made it three times the size of any other centre of power in Early Historic Scotland. The fort seems to have been occupied from the late s and continued as a . > Galley Head Fort - Promontory Fort / Cliff Castle in Ireland (Southern) in Co. Cork Submitted by KaiHofmann on Monday, 26 November Page Views: Republic of Ireland Site Name: Galley Head Fort.


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Three promontory forts in Co. Cork by Michael J. O"Kelly Download PDF EPUB FB2

Hill behind the Black Castle of Lough Gur, Co. Limerick, and at certain promontory forts in Co. Cork. The three shell middens on the sandy plain between the lake and the shore to the west of the river in Keel, have yielded a spindle whorl, a green glass-bead, steatite beads, a.

Such we see at Downeen Castle, in Co. Cork, and at Kilcredaun Well, Co. Clare. The three " piers," like those-at Dunnycove, make regular " docks," between which the largest and central rock has a high clay cap carved into the fort.

The type hardly exists in the three more southern provinces outside of Co. Cork; Knockadoon and Ballytrasna, near Bally. Charles Fort Kinsale. Charles Fort in Kinsale is a classic example of a star-shaped fort and has five bastions, constructed in the late 17th century on the site of an earlier coastal fortification.

Cork City Hall. City Hall, Cork City The City Hall Anglesea Street Cork City is the headquarters of Cork Corporation and city administration. Discovering Cork Everything about Cork. Three Castle Head. One of the gems of the Mizen Peninsula is Three Castle Head where there are Three Castles which are actually three Tower Houses with curtain walling.

Built in the 15th Century on the site of a Bronze Age Promontory Fort, the Castles stand sentinel beside a cliff top lake. COMING SOON: The Drumanagh Promontory Fort in Co.

Dublin, Ireland - Birthplace of Arthur. May be a week or two before I can have this piece done. I'm waiting for archaeologist Dr.

Ger Dowling to send me the most recent report on the : August Hunt. These walls run from the edge of the cliff, connecting the three towers eastwards to the lake. They then continue as a fortifying barrier along part of the lake on the northwest edge, continuing at the eastern end of it down to the cliffs on the northern face of the peninsula.

There are. In praise of a promontory. Sat,(Conan's fort) is a strong indication that the promontory was the site of an Iron Age fort, while there are three Iron Age forts in.

Another Dingle Peninsula promontory fort, in this instance guarded on three sides by the ocean, is Dunbeg Fort.

In the initial view of the seven-node virtual-reality environment, made at the small car park at the trailhead, you may click on the hotspot to begin your ascent up the path to the fort.

Entrance to Dunbeg Fort Only a few Irish promontory forts have been excavated and most date to the Iron Age, though some, like Dunbeg (County Kerry) might have originated in the Bronze Age. Others, like Dalkey Island (County Dublin) contain imported Eastern Mediterranean pottery and have been reoccupied and changed in the early medieval period.

Ringforts, ring forts or ring fortresses are circular fortified settlements that were mostly built during the Bronze Age up to about the year They are found in Northern Europe, especially in Ireland. There are also many in South Wales and in Cornwall, where they are called rounds.

Ringforts come in many sizes and may be made of stone or earth. Earthen ringforts would have been marked by a. Three promontory forts in Co. Cork, (2, May ) Ó Ríordáin, Seán P. and de Valera, Ruaidhrí: Excavation of a megalithic tomb at Ballyedmonduff, Co.

Dublin, Site of a possible souterrain, at the north side is a ringfort. Brahalish ( acres) Breach Lios, 'spotted forts' or Braichlis (place of malt or fermented grain). On the west side is Brahalish Fort and the east Cummer Fort.

In census written Bracklisse. Burial ground children, mill stone ringforts. The acre Fort Mitchel is one of the largest Star Forts in the world, a state of the art coastal defence fort when it was completed in and still fearsome looking today.

Such was the strategic importance of Spike Island, Winston Churchill once called it; “ The. Kinsale, Co. Cork Charles Fort is a star shaped fort located on the waters edge in Summercove Kinsale.

As one of the largest military installations in Ireland, Charles Fort has been associated with some of the most momentous events in Irish history. Caherconree Promontory Fort. Caherconree is named after an Iron Age stone promontory fort, Caherconree Promontory Fort at metres (2, ft), that sits two-thirds of the way up its southwestern shoulder, overlooking the north-south running mountain road called Bóthar na gCloch ("road of the stones").

The fort is surrounded on three sides by steep on: Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry, Ireland. Dunlough Castle, often also called Three Castles, lies on an isolated location on the Mizen Peninsula, in County Cork in Ireland.

Dunlough Castle started out as a 3-storey, rectangular tower house reputedely built by the O'Mahonys in All the present remains however date back to the 15th century. Dun Lough castle, Dun a Locha, the fort of the lake, is perched on the edge of metre cliffs on the western headland above the Mizen Head.

It is the oldest of the O’Mahoney castles, built by. The site upon which Blackwater Castle is built represents an inland promontory fort which type of structure was typically erected in the period 1, BC to AD.

A promontory fort is a defensive structure located above a steep cliff, usually in a coastal location, often only connected to the mainland by a small neck of land, thus utilizing. To counteract this threat star-shaped forts, such as James Fort in Kinsale, Co Cork, were developed.

These had sloping external earthworks to absorb cannonballs, and bastions to. Their function is unclear; although conventionally interpreted as defensive fortifications and centres of economic political power, there is little evidence that they were ever attacked, and more recent scholarship has suggested that they may be better interpreted as monuments.

Many of Ireland's hillforts are promontory forts on the coasts. Well worth a visit! Another gem of the Mizen Peninsula is Three Castle Head, where the three castles, which are three Tower Houses with curtain walling. Built in the 15th century on the site of a Bronze Age Promontory Fort, the Castles stand sentinel beside a cliff top lake.the three largest promontory forts with straight works so far recorded in Ireland’ Drumanagh is also one of four coastal promontory forts in Fingal.

It has long been the subject of interest due to the recovery of Romano-British material from the site and has been characterised in the press.Galley Head Fort Promontory Fort / Cliff Castle in Co.

Cork Posted by KaiHofmann on Monday, 26 NovemberAccuracy: 4 (No Pic) No Comments: Dunowen well & Forts Promontory Fort / Cliff Castle in Co.

Cork Posted by KaiHofmann on Monday, 26 NovemberAccuracy: 3 (No Pic) No Comments: Caher Dun Stone Fort or Dun in Co. Cork.