What Field Monuments are in my townland of Athenry Parish? by Ronan Killeen

Did you know there could be archaelogical field monuments in your townland aera of the Athenry Parish. The following is a list of things that is in the Athenry Parish aera. Athenry town itself will be excluded from the following list. I am focasing on the surrounding aeras in this article. The list is from a book called Recorded Protected Structures of Ireland which was compiled by the local Galway County Council. You can read in the Athenry library lobby.

Ballydavid Middle:

Tower House, Castle Possible (but according to Ann Healy's book A Brief History of Athenry it is believed to be an Anglo-Norman Defence tower).

Ballydavid South:

Church, Children's Burial Ground, Mound Unclassified.

Ballydavid North:

Three Hill- Top Enclosures, Souterrain, Two Rectangular Enclosure, Enclosure, Earthwork
Unclassfied.

Ballygurann West:

Two Folly's

Ballygurran South:

No record of any structure.

Baunmore

Well - Secular, Church, Holy Well, Cross, Fulacht Fiadh, Bridge.

Gortnahown:

Ringfort (Rath/Cashel)

Blean:

Children's Burial Ground

Boyhill:

Earthwork Unclassified, Graveyard, Three Ringforts, Two Enclosures.

Fanablake East:

No Record

Caheroyan:

Earthwork Unclassified

Carunaun:

Three Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Moated Site, Castle, Field System, Children's Burial Ground, Building.

Carrowntober West (Cahertubber West?):

Earthwork Unclassified.

Castle Ellen:

Tower House, Rectangular Enclosure, Four Earthwork Unclassified, Three Enclosures, Mansion, and one Hill-Top Enclousure.

Moanbaun:

 Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Castle, Earthwork, Two Standing Stones.

Castlelambert:

Two Ringforts

Cloonbrusk (Kilconnell by):

Castle

Cloran:

Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Souterrain.

Farnablake East:

Three Ringforts, One Souterrain.

Gloves Middle:

Ringfort (Rath/Cashel), Children's Burial Ground, Short Cist, Enclosure, Earthwork.

Kilcornan (Kilconnell By)

Ecclesiastical Remains, Earthwork Unclassified, Settlement Cluster (Clachan).

Kingsland South

Well, Holy Well and Fulacht Fiadh.

Mountpelier:

Earthwork Unclassified.

Mulpit:

Earthwork Unclassified.

Newford:

Short Cist.

Park (Athenry By):

Enclosure, Ringfort (Rath/Cashel).

Pollnagroagh:

Enlcosure.

Rahard:

Three Ringforts.

Raheen (Athenry By):

Road, Garden Feature, Hilltop Enclosure, Two Earthwork Unclassified.

Rathmorrissey:

Three Ringfort (Rath/Cashel) Bi-Vallate, Two Fulacht Fiadh's.

Templemoyle (Ed Graigabbey):

Ecclesiastical Remains.

Tobernavean

Holy Well.

Toberroe (Athenry By):

Fulacht Fiadh.








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