IV: The Eastern Border: Creevagh; Teeskagh; Tullycommaun
Creevagh  (O.S. 10)
When describing the remarkable dolmen in the ring-wall of Creevagh, I
did not mention a noteworthy feature of its surroundings. There is
a gap to the east of the ring, and from it (lying north-east and south-west)
is a sunken way like that leading from the fort to the dolmen at Caheraneden.
The ‘way’ has been formed by removing the topmost layers
of the crag. It is exactly 100 feet long from the inner face of the
wall, which is 11 feet thick. The trench so formed is 12 feet wide
at the wall, 16 feet at half distance, and 12 feet at the end; it nowhere
exceeds 20 feet in width, or 5 feet in depth, and does not lie in the
axis of the dolmen. The ring-wall is 83 feet in internal diameter east
Creevagh – Ring Wall
Teeskagh (O.S. 10)
In the cairn, near the foot of the waterfall of the seven streams of
Teeskagh, is a small cist  of thin slabs - the north, 5 feet 2 inches
long; the south, 6 feet 6 inches, tapering eastward from 26 inches
to 22 inches. The cairn is of large blocks, embodying a great boulder,
evidently deposited there by older and mightier agencies than the cairn-builders.
The heap is oval, measuring 28 feet north and south, and 25 feet east
and west; it is on a low, bushy mound in that picturesque and delightfully
1. Tullycommaun. 2. Cotteen, or Commons. 3. Plan and Elevation of Gortlecka
Tullycommaun  (O.S. 10)
I propose adding to the slight account of the remains on the northern
ridge in that townland some extra notes. The double-ringed caher, to
the west of the road to Castletown, is now much defaced. The central
wall has been levelled to within 4 feet of the ground at the highest
point; it was thin and of coarse masonry, both signs of late work. There
is some slight trace of the passage inside the gateway facing the east.
It is 5 feet 9 inches wide; near it lies a lintel 6 feet by 2 feet 3
inches by 7 inches for the narrower outer opening. The inner ring is
146 feet in diameter; the outer, on an average, 300 feet internally.
Much of the outer wall remains to the N.W.; it is 8 feet high, and of
the coarse, slab masonry seen in the outer ring of Cahercommaun; it has
been much rebuilt in places.