Site: Caher Murphy

Name:Caher Murphy (Cathair Mhurfaí) CISP No:GLHAN
Place:Glenfahan (Gleann Fán) Grid Ref:V 331 971 (IR)   Map
Parish:Corkaguiney Stones:1
County:Kerry (Ciarraí) , Ireland Saint(s):none
Site Type:settlement

Site Notes

Macalister/1945, 176: `Caher Murphy, one of the large series of stone huts on the southern slope of Mount Eagle'.

Cuppage et al/1986, 203--204: `This oval cashel (National Monument no. 156/1--5) is situated on the S slopes of Mount Eagle overlooking Dingle Bay. Much of its interior is occupied by a group of 5 roughly circular, conjoined clochauns, and a 6th irregularly-shaped structure. A souterrain passage extends from one of these huts to a chamber beneath the cashel wall. The site has been considerably restored by the OPW, and, during restoration work in the 19th century, an elaborate cross-slab was discovered; this is now housed in the NMI. A fragment of a rotary quern was also found lying loose within the cashel'.