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|Archaeology of the Burren: Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare by Thomas Johnson Westropp|
Part I: Noughaval
Along the desolate ridges between Noughaval and Ballyganner lie a group of forts so numerous and implying so much labour that we may conclude that an actual city and considerable population occupied this lonely site. 
Six ‘forts’ and two cromlechs run in line nearly N. and S. towards the summit of Ballyganner hill. From Cahernaspekee, and the last of these, five more lie eastward with four cromlechs. Small ‘caves,’ cairns, circles, and hut-sites abound; and near the N. end are the venerable church of Noughaval  with two crosses, the ‘O’Davoren’s chapel’ and the well of St. Mogua with its uncouth and ancient ash tree.
At the south end are the huge cromlech, castle, and three cahers of Ballyganner. The ridge has a wide view over Kilfenora, while Liscannor Bay is visible through a gap in the hills, from the gate of Cahercuttine. The whole site abounds in beautiful crag flowers.
Caherkyletaan (105 feet x 120 feet).
Cahercuttine (137 ft. x 130 ft.).
This fort is a veritable garden of ferns, harebells, and cranesbills. In the field to the west are a small cromlech 8 ft. x 6 ft., a ring wall of large slabs 24 feet diameter, with walls 3 feet 6 inches thick, and a miniature souterrain. Two flights of five and four steps remain nearly hidden by grass and weeds to the E.S.E. and N.W. by N. They are similar to the third southern flight, and lead upwards from the plinth or narrow platform.
A cairn,  semicircle, and pile of large blocks occur in the same field, while south of the fort are another cairn and an overthrown cromlech 7 feet x 12 feet. A small oval fort stands about 200 yards to the east. It is featureless and defaced, with coarse walls 9 feet thick, and an enclosure about 85 feet long, tapering to the south.