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|Archaeology of the Burren: Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare by Thomas Johnson Westropp|
Part II: Kilcorney and the Eastern Valleys
Eanty Valley (O.S. 9, No. 4)
A precipitous gorge cuts into the northern hill; at its mouth is a small lake, while two forts stand one on either side. That to the west (1) is called from the pool Caher-lisaniska; that on the eastern bluff (2) is called from some haunting spirit Caherlisananima.
Neither calls for much notice; they are small and oval, about 87 by 50 feet, the western being much gapped. A larger stone enclosure (3), diamond-shaped in plan, and (4) a small oval fort, both greatly gapped, lie near the Carran road in Eantymore. Two more (5 and 6), one a fairly square fort, 110 feet across, the other oval, and both nearly levelled lie east of the bohereen from Moheramoylan. Near these forts, in Eantybeg North, is a slight little ring-wall (7), called, like its neighbour, Lisananima. Its walls are only 5 feet high and thick, of thin slabs and poorly built. The gateway is perfect, and faces S.E., being 5 feet 6 inches high, with inclined jambs, and from 3 feet 10 inches to 3 feet 6 inches wide; the lintel measures 6 feet 9 inches by 2 feet. The neighbouring farmers deny that any ‘spirit’ has ever been seen in it; so its name was possibly transferred from the lower fort.