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|Archaeology of the Burren: Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare by Thomas Johnson Westropp|
Part I: Kilnaboy Parish
Cashlaun Gar; Lower Fort
They were probably thatched and not vaulted, as the walls are slight, and no great quantity of stones appear. The ramparts are well built of long blocks, with upright joints at intervals, attaining their greatest height of 13 feet 6 inches to the north, and from 9 feet to 10 feet thick, increasing at the gateway to 11 feet 8 inches, with two faces and large blocks for filling.
A long reach to the N.E. is 8 feet high. It ends in the well-built north pier of the gate, the south pier being much injured. The gate faces E.N.E., and opens on the edge of a precipitous slope and a rock 10 feet high, sheltering a badger’s den. The inhabitants must have entered the fort by ladders, which suggests the theory that some cahers with no gates were entered by similar means; and if the ancient builders  used wooden scaffolds, the construction of a ladder would have been easy. At the foot of the slope lie long fragments of stone, probably the broken lintels of the gate. The fort is very irregular, being 133 feet 6 inches north and south, and 76 feet east and west internally. The south wall has two re-entrant angles, dipping in 5 feet, in 19 feet, and 6 feet 9 inches, in 29 feet. They are beautifully constructed to cling, with unnecessary accuracy, to the edge of the perpendicular cliff. There is a similar but more shallow dip, in the west rampart, much of which has fallen.