Site: Greenhill

Name:Greenhill CISP No:GRENL
Place:inc Grid Ref:W 584 918 (IR)   Map
Parish:Barretts Stones:2
County:Cork (Corcaigh) , Ireland Saint(s):none
Site Type:landscape setting

Site Notes

Macalister/1945, 62: `a field not far from the ruin of Mourne Abbey'.

Power/etal/1997, 168: `7964...According to Grove White (1905--25, vol. 1. 327), in same field `about 200 yards to the south, in a gap, is a quantity of broken stones, some of which have some traces of Ogham marks', which now appear to have disappeared; Grove White (ibid.) also noted `according to local belief, Ogham stones are buried in the vicinity of Greenhill'. Stone lies against field fence, protected by semicircular cattle grid; when this was laid down in 1985, short excavation by OPW revealed a recent shallow trench cut into much larger ditch possibly belonging to an ancient enclosure (pers. comm. C. Manning); marked curve in field fence might respect line of ancient enclosure of which there is no other visible surface trace. Burnfort ogham stone (7956) found c. 900m to SE.

7965... pasture, with extensive view to S... In Sept. 1985, cattle grid laid round the stone by OPW; short excavation of circular strip 1m wide with its inner edge 1m from centre of stone revealed nothing except N--S cultivation furrows and ploughmarks (pers. comm. C Manning)'.