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|Archaeology of the Burren: Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare by Thomas Johnson Westropp|
III: Northern Burren: Aghaglinny (or Feenagh) Valley:
Lismacteige (O.S. 5, No. 2)
About forty yards above, and to the south of the caher, commanding a view over the abruptly rounded ridge of Croagh to the terraced hills across the valley is a very curious, but damaged, dolmen. It consisted of a small cist tapering eastward, the sides are 5 feet and 6 feet long, and 3 feet and 4 feet apart. The covering slab is from 3 feet 6 inches to 6 feet wide and 6 feet long. There are three end slabs suggestive of smaller chambers to the ends, and, perhaps, an outer fence of slabs as at Iskancullin and Ballyhogan. Three pillars less than 4 feet 6 inches high form with slabs a similar fence to the north about 3 feet from the cist.
Cahermacun to Rathborney
Near the road we find a nearly levelled caher opposite Faunaroosca, and a bramble-pestered circular caher nearly levelled to the field and about 80 feet in diameter near a bend of the stream in Croagh.
The earthen forts of Duntorpa and Rathborney and the caher of Cloomartin lie across the mouth of the valley. The first is planted with bushes, and the second forms part of the burial ground of Rathborney Church to which it gives its name, ‘the Rath of Burren’; it is much defaced by interments, but is very well marked. Doontorpa possibly derives its name from a certain Torptha or Torpa, chief of the Corcomroes in about A.D. 750, or of his contemporary, a prince of Thomond. The caher of Cloomartin is reduced to a ring of low and broken mounds.