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<b>Seefin</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Galway (25km W)
OS Ref (IE):   M540174 / Sheet: 52
Latitude:53° 12' 18.25" N
Longitude:   8° 41' 18.61" W

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This is well worth the short diversion off the Galway road. I was in the vicinity looking for Toorclogher megalithic tomb (again, without any luck, again) and pulled over to have a look at the modern christian cross. Just behind this is the souterrain entrance. What a pleasant surprise! It's quite well preserved, the opening in the mound leading into a corbelled chamber. From there a tunnel leads down. Where that leads to is anyone's guess, I hadn't got the bottle, or a torch, to check.
So, a souterrain in a mound, that's at one end of a hill in a parish called Seefin. Hmmm.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd September 2009ce