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|Archaeology of the Burren: Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare by Thomas Johnson Westropp|
Part I: Kilnaboy Parish
Caherahoagh; Roughan; Caherscrebeen; Other forts in Inchiquin
Caherahoagh (95 ft. x 103 ft., O.S. 17), half a mile east from the last, in Caherbullaun, 3 miles N. from Corofin. - It is nearly oval in plan, slightly flattened to the E. and W. Its walls are roughly built in two sections, with small filling; the outer, 5 feet x 9 feet high; the inner, a terrace, 3 feet 6 in. x 5 feet high, with an interesting ‘stone ladder’ in a recess 3 feet wide to the N.; five steps show above the rubbish, the top one having fallen, and four steps lead thence up the wall, to the left. The gate faces S.E., and has been rebuilt about the fifteenth century, with dressed stone and mortar, retaining the old batter 1 in 12 (the outer face reset for 12 feet west and 5 feet east). The passage splays inward, from 5 feet 2 inches to 6 feet 5 inches, being 4 feet 4 inches wide, at two projecting jambs, 19 inches thick. Three inches behind these are bolt holes, showing how thin a door was used. A flight of four steps leads from the terrace up the south pier. Caherbullaun (82 feet), lies 58 feet to W., and Lisduff, a similar fort of earth and stones, in equal decay, lies beyond the road in a labyrinthine grove.
Roughan (130 ft. x 127 ft., O.S. 16). - On a steep slope  near Kilnaboy cross and Lemeneagh gate, stands Cahermore.  Its wall is of finely fitted masonry, many of the blocks 5 feet x 3 feet; it is 10 feet thick, 7 feet high to S., and 2 or 3 feet high to N. and E. The outer face, though perfect, shows no gate  ; the inner face, with much of the filling, has been removed; an inaccessible souterrain lies 17 feet from the wall to S.E. In the next field, westward, lies the long cromlech of Ballycasheen.
Caherscrebeen  (129 x 135 feet, O.S. 16) is on the ridge behind Lemeneagh Castle, a shallow valley leads to its western face. The present wall seems built outside an older one, to enlarge the area,  and is 12 feet to 17 feet thick, and 7 feet high, with patches of good masonry, but much is built of small field stones, and much has fallen; no gate is visible; the interior is level with the top of the wall, and crossed by four foundations (N. and S.); a small hut stood in the centre, and an inaccessible souterrain 9 feet from the west. A shepherd told Dr. G. Macnamara, ‘it is one of the richest forts in Ireland: it has a room full of gold, another of deer’s tallow, and a third of ‘beor lochlanagh,’ or ‘Dane’s beer.’  Pits dug by treasure-seekers appear everywhere.
Other forts in Inchiquin