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Ring-Forts in the Barony of Moyarta, Co. Clare, and Their Legends
by Thomas Johnson Westropp

Part II.—Kilkee to Carrigaholt

Forts near Kilkee

We do not propose going in any detail into a study of the forts round Kilkee. They are usually small and low, smaller as a rule than those near the Shannon. Many have been much worn down and levelled. There are traces of a liss on the high ground near the site of Kilkee Castle, behind MacDonnell Terrace. Another much-levelled ring lies near George’s Head. Besides the little fort called Lisluinaghan, there are four others in the townland of that name, and five in Lisdeen. Going down the creek there are three in Termon, and one in Leaheen near Kilnagalliagh graveyard, another of the noted sites in the life of St. Senan. Rahaniska is on a rising ground 139 feet above the creek; the townland has another liss near the eastern edge. A group of three nearly levelled rings, each about 100 feet across, lies near Kilfieragh churchyard; two bear names, Lissyoolaghan and Lisheenagreany. Three others, two retaining mere fragments of the curve, lie in the same townland. A small fort named Lisboy (yellow liss) and a slightly larger one, with banks from 4 to 5 feet high, and a shallow fosse, are near the road to Carrigaholt. Several small very low rings lie nearer the sea, one in Kilkee Lower, and seven in the united townlands of Ballyonan and Doonaghboy, only one of which is worthy of detailed description [Doonaghboy].