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Boirane, Creglea Promontory Fort

Period: Iron Age

NGR Easting: 221163

NGR Northing: 478016

Description: Iron Age or Medieval defended promontory. This west-facing coastal promontory is defended on all sides by quite steep vegetated slopes descending to rocks, except to the east where a ditch 4m wide and 1m deep impedes an approach from the land; no obvious causeway is apparent. The landward side of the ditch is protected by a bank which is most obvious towards the north and south terminals.

The interior of the promontory is slightly higher than the ground to the east, and contains a roughly level platform measuring 15m E-W by 25m N-S. A slight bank surrounds the platform and is most prominent along the east or landward side where is about 1m wide with and 0.6m high, broken at SC22171478013 for a distance of 3m which may represent the original entrance. No trace of interior structures has been observed.

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Site & Monument Type: promontory fort

Category: National Monuments Record: Statutory Ancient Monuments

Site ID number: 0999.00


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