Site: Teeromoyle

Name:Teeromoyle (Tír O Maoil) CISP No:TERMY
Place:Teeromoyle (Tír O Maoil) Grid Ref:V 573 819 (IR)   Map
Parish:Iveragh Stones:1
County:Kerry (Ciarraí) , Ireland Saint(s):none
Site Type:ecclesiastical

Site Notes

Macalister/1945, 234: `disused burial ground on the townland. Near it is another stone, bearing a plain cross cut upon it'.

OSullivan & Sheehan/1996, 313--315: `Grave Yard: This site is located in poor pastureland which slopes gently from the foot of Teermoyle mountain to the Ferta river, 300m to SW. It commands a wide view of the surrounding countryside and comprises a subrectangular burial area, located towards the N end of a possible early enclosure. Standing within the burial area is a cross-slab and an ogham stone. Skinner records that rounds were formerly performed at the site on Good Fridays...The subrectangular burial area, raised .5m above external ground level at S, measures 21.7m NW--SE x 15.5m NE--SW. It is located in the E corner of a modern field and is bounded at N and E by field walls. It is delimited elsewhere by a stony bank. Planted with spruce trees, the interior contains about thirty small, upright slabs, the majority occur in regular rows. These slabs presumably relate to the use of the site as a ceallúnach, which continued until the beginning of the twentieth century (local information).

Approximately 30m NW of the burial ground is a curving stretch of stony bank with an external fosse. It may have formed part of an early enclosure. Adjacent to its inner face at W are a number of small, angular stretches of banks, and the foundations of a large rectangular building measuring 15.8m NE--SW and 11.2m NW--SE'.