An Artificial Island

Historical 25inch Map (1890-1913)
Crannóg Site, Cloonacuneen, ORTHO 2005


There is a site recorded (GA082-098) in the parish. It is in the townland of Cloonacauneen.



An island, partly or wholly artificial, built up by dumping timber, earth and stones onto a lake or river bed, often revetted with timber piles or a palisade. Derived from the Irish word ‘crannóg’; the Irish word for tree is ‘crann’ and ‘crannóg’ principally means a piece of wood or a structure of wood. These date from the 6th to the 17th century AD.


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The National Monument Service | Class List Definitions



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This page was added on 22/05/2016.