List of Sites
Diagram showing the main elements of the
Kiladangan Archaeological Complex (after Morahan, 2001)
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).
Clew Bay Heritage Trail
- Corlett, C. 2001 Antiquities of West Mayo, Wordwell, Wicklow, p.113
- Corlett, C. 1998 The Prehistoric Ritual Landscape of Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo, Journal of Irish Archaeology, vol. 9, pp 9-26
- Morahan, L. 2001 Croagh Patrick, Co. Mayo archaeology, landscape and people, Croagh Patrick Archaeological Committee, Mayo, p.109,p.154
Check out the following sections of the website for related information:
Mayo Sites and Artefacts
1. Mayo Abbey
Mayo - Vestvågøy - Mid-Argyll
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