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Kiladangan

Site/Artefact
Kiladangan

Type
Archaeological Complex

Site Number
SMR Mayo 087 014

National Grid Reference
094280 East
282590 North

Map ( 1:50000)
Ordnance Survey Ireland, Discovery Series 31

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Diagram showing the main elements of the
Kiladangan Archaeological Complex (after Morahan, 2001)


Stone Row at Kiladangan (Photo: Aidan Clarke)

Description
Kiladangan, meaning the wood of the stronghold or fortress is a complex of standing stone monuments including a row of standing stones, a pair of standing stones, a stone circle and three orthostats. The large oval shaped- bivallate enclosure which will one day perish to the advancing sea, guards a stone row consisting of four stones aligned NNE - SSW (Morahan, 2001). A remarkable event takes place here on the winter solstice (21st December) when the sun sets in a natural recess 2km directly SSW in the eastern shoulder of Croagh Patrick (Corlett, 2001). South-west of the stone row is a burnt mound, (fulacht fiadh).

Excavation Details
Not Available

Access/Ownership
Clew Bay Heritage Trail

References

Check out the following sections of the website for related information:

Mayo Sites and Artefacts

1. Mayo Abbey
2. Balla
3. Ballintubber Abbey
4. Tóchar Phadraig
5. Aghagower
6. Lankhill
7. Boheh
8. Croagh Patrick Summit
9. Carrownalurgan
10. Ardoley
11. Kiladangan
12. Glaspatrick
13. Shrawee
14. Clare Island - Strake
15. Clare Island - Lecarrow
16. Caher Island
17. Durless

18. Carrowmore
19. Knappaghmanagh
20. Cushalogurt
21. Carrowkeel Ecclesiastical Remains
22. Thornhill
23. Carrowkeel Murrisk
24. Carrowkeel Cahernaran
25. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-1
26. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-2
27. Carrowmacloughlin Cairn-3
28. Carrowmacloughlin/ Glencally/ Teevenacroaghy
29. Carrowmacloughlin Sweathouses
30. Glaspatrick Holy Well

31. Glaspatrick Rath-1
32. Glaspatrick Early Ecclesiastical Remains
33. Glaspatrick Ringfort
34. Glaspatrick Rath-2
35. Glaspatrick Ecclesiatical Remains
36. Glaspatrick Altar
38. Glaspatrick Graveyard
39. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-1
40. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-2
41. Murrisk Demesne Standing Stone-3
42. Teevenacroaghy

 

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