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The Burren

Sites in this group:

6 posts
An Ráth Rath
2 posts
Ballyallaban Bullaun Stone
2 posts
Ballycasheen Portal Tomb
6 posts
Ballyganner North Court Tomb
6 posts
Ballyganner North II Wedge Tomb
7 posts
Ballyganner North III Wedge Tomb
6 posts
Ballyganner South Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Ballyganner South Souterrain
Ballykinvarga Stone Fort / Dun
Baur North Wedge Tomb
10 posts
3 sites
Baur South Wedge Tomb
8 posts
Berneens Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Boloona Wedge Tomb
22 posts
Cahercommaun Stone Fort / Dun
8 posts
Caherconnell Stone Fort / Dun
4 posts
Caherdooneerish Stone Fort / Dun
3 posts
Cahermackirilla Stone Row / Alignment
5 posts
Cahermacnaghten Stone Fort / Dun
3 posts
Carran Cairn(s)
4 posts
Castletown Wedge Tomb
6 posts
Clooneen Wedge Tomb
2 posts
Coolnatullagh Wedge Tomb
3 posts
Coolnatullagh Ring Cairn
2 posts
Coolnatullagh Cairn(s)
31 posts
Creevagh Wedge Tomb
Derrynavahagh Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Eanty More Wedge Tomb
12 posts
Fanyglavin Wedge Tomb
2 posts
Faunarooska (Cl. 3) Wedge Tomb
2 posts
Faunarooska (Cl. 4) Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Faunarooska (Cl. 5) Wedge Tomb
20 posts
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
10 posts
Gleninsheen Wedge Tomb
1 post
Iskancullin Wedge Tomb
1 post
Lissateeaun Rath
2 posts
Lissylisheen Wedge Tomb
4 posts
Meggagh Wedge Tomb
1 post
Moheramoylan (Cl. 30) Wedge Tomb
7 posts
Poulaphuca Wedge Tomb
13 posts
2 sites
Poulawack Cairn(s)
64 posts
Poulnabrone Portal Tomb
2 posts
Rannagh West Wedge Tomb
Slievecarran Cairn(s)
4 posts
Slievenaglasha Wedge Tomb
5 posts
Teergonean Court Tomb
4 posts
Tullycommon Wedge Tomb
11 posts
Turlough Hill/Knockycallanan Ancient Village / Settlement / Misc. Earthwork
7 posts
Turlough Hill/Knockycallanan Cairn(s)

News

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Bear skull from Aillwee Cave over 10,000yrs old


https://www.rte.ie/news/2018/0704/976284-bear-skull/
"New analysis of the skull of a brown bear discovered in Aillwee Cave in Co Clare over four decades ago has found that it is more than 10,400 years old... continues...
tjj Posted by tjj
4th July 2018ce
Edited 4th July 2018ce

Mystery surrounds Burren settlement excavated by archaeologists


When a prehistoric people built a large settlement in the Burren up to 3,000 years ago, why did they choose a mountain-top with no running water?
Was it the closest point to a sky god, or was the location selected for some type of ancient gathering or “Dáil”?
“Truly one of the most enigmatic places in Irish prehistory” is how N... continues...
moss Posted by moss
2nd May 2016ce

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Burren Ireland information monuments and history


Ringforts, monuments, archaeological Dig etc
bogman Posted by bogman
20th August 2010ce

Archaeology of the Burren: Prehistoric Forts and Dolmens in North Clare by Thomas Johnson Westropp


"The articles presented here contain a complete record of the prehistoric monuments of northern Clare which were surveyed, described and illustrated by Thomas J. Westropp. The articles were originally published in the Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland between 1896 and 1916".
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
9th January 2006ce
Edited 9th January 2006ce

RTE items on The archaeology of The Burren


News items from 1999 on the discoveries in The Burren.
Check out the audio files. Archaeologists, historians and thr local farmer talk about the excavations, finds and significance of The Burren
fitzcoraldo Posted by fitzcoraldo
14th February 2005ce

Burrenbeo - comprehensive guide of the Burren


Interactive interpretative story of the Burren, Ireland.
Posted by burrenbeo
11th October 2002ce

Latest posts for the Burren

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Parknabinnia, Commons North & Leana — Fieldnotes

There are 10 wedge tombs tombs in Parknabinnia townland, 7 of which are recorded in The Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland, along with 1 court tomb, 1 passage tomb, 5 cairns, 2 unclassified megalithic tombs/structures and 2 cists.

In the neighbouring townland of Leana there are 5 wedge tombs (2 of which are recorded in the Survey), 3 cairns and 1 unclassified megalithic structure. Further north in Commons North townland are 2 wedge tombs (both recorded in the Survey) and a cairn.

Alongside all of this have been found prehistoric farmsteads and enclosures, a true prehistoric landscape that when you're exploring around there you makes you wonder what more it has has to reveal.

This landscape deserves much more than a cursory visit, but as can be seen from what's written above, it doesn't give up its secrets easily. I've been here three times now, but like much of the Burren, I can't say I really know the place.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
31st July 2019ce

Baur South (Wedge Tomb) — Fieldnotes

This was confusing. So there are 3 wedge tombs in Baur South townland, one of which is recorded as Cl. 26 in the Survey of the Megalithic Tombs of Ireland, and there is one wedge tomb in Baur North townland, recorded as Cl 25.

The tomb with the co-ordinates of the main site here is one of those that is unrecorded in the Survey. It's the tomb that was visited by Carl, and by myself. I've uploaded two not-very good shots of it.

The tomb depicted here by Bogman, CianMcLiam and Megaman is Cl. 26., the tomb with mini-tomb within its chamber. I didn't make it to that one today, but I did make it to the small, ruined one that is at the bottom of the farmtrack that Carl mentions in his fieldnotes.

Baur North, which I've seen mistaken for the barn-side tomb, can also wait for another day.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
31st July 2019ce

Baur South (Wedge Tomb) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Baur South (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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Leana (Cairn(s)) — Images

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30th July 2019ce

Leana (Cl. 68) (Wedge Tomb) — Images

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