Historical 25inch Map (1890-1913)
Cairn, Carnmore West, ORTHO 2005

Carnmore West

There is a site recorded (GA083-011) in the parish. It is in the townland of Carnmore West. West



Cairn – clearance cairn

A mound of stones resulting from field clearance for agricultural purposes. These can date to any period from prehistory onwards. The term cairn is derived from the Irish word ‘carn’ meaning a heap or pile of stones. See also Cairn – unclassified, Burial cairn, Radial-stone cairn, Ring-cairn, Cairn circle, Cairnfield, Boundary cairn and Wayside Cairn.

Additional Information to be found @

The National Monument Service | Class List Definitions




All recorded archaeological monuments are protected under the National Monuments Acts 1930-2004. Visitors to monuments on lands in private ownership should request permission from the landowner.

This page was added on 28/05/2016.

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