Site: Calluragh Burial Ground

Name:Calluragh Burial Ground [Also: Letter West] CISP No:LETWE
Place:Letter (Leitir) Grid Ref:V 470 771 (IR)   Map
Parish:Iveragh Stones:1
County:Kerry (Ciarraí) , Ireland Saint(s):none
Site Type:cemetery

Site Notes

Sullivan/Sheehan/1996, 303--304: `Calluragh Burial Ground: This site is located in rough pasture on the S. facing slope of the spur which runs W from Bentee mountain. It consists of an oval platform, measuring 17.7m N--S x 25m E--W, on which an ogham stone, two possible leachta and a burial area are located. The platform reaches a maximum height of 2.8m at S, where a possible entrance survives as a recessed area flanked on one side by an upright pillar. The original limits of the site may be preserved in a curving field boundary at E.

`The burial area occupies the W portion of the platform, which features a large number of uninscribed slabs that stand up to .6m high. The site continued to be used as a ceallúnach until the 1930s (local information).'