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Ordnance Survey Letters by John O'Donovan and Eugene Curry, 1839

Parish of Kilnaboy (n)

On the Townland of Reabhachan in this Parish are three Cromleacs in the same field, one of which is prostrate, and the other two, that on the north is composed of four flag stones, i.e., two at the sides, one at the east end, and one as cover; the west end is open. Of the side stones, that on the south is seven and a half feet long, three and a half feet high and six inches thick; the one on the north is ten and a half feet long, four and a half high and six inches thick; the end flag is four feet long, four and a half high and seven inches thick; the top one is broken and part fallen in, the part remaining measuring eight and a half by five and a half feet and eleven inches in thickness.

A little to the south is a perfect one composed of five flags, that on the south fourteen and a half feet long, three feet nine inches high and eight inches thick, the northern one fifteen feet long, same height and thickness with the other; the end ones four feet long, three feet nine inches high, nine inches thick; the top one is laid across and is nine and a half feet long, five feet three inches wide and one foot thick.

There is a large Carn on the same Townland as you go the road to New Quay, forty four paces in circumference and about eight feet high, having a grave (opened) in the middle, consisting of the top, sides and east end flags.

There is another fine Cromleac in the Townland of Coteen or Commony, composed of four flags. It is eleven feet long, five feet eight inches wide and six feet high, and is used as a bed chamber to a hut attached inhabited by a poor man of the name of Michael Conneen.

There is another of the same description on Knocknaglaise in this Parish, of which you have herewith some account from Mr. O’Donovan.

There are several Cahirs in this Parish, but the most remarkable is Cahirmore, already described in this letter.

 

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