Rathnacross Archaeological Survey

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Title

Rathnacross Archaeological Survey

Subject

Lough Derg--Vicinity--Archaeological survey

Description

Rathnacross (DG105-002001-), a circular area enclosed by a stone and earthen bank c. 0.5m high. A gap in the NE sector affords the only possible site for an entrance. There is a semicircular hollow (2.5m in diam. and 0.8m deep) in the SE quadrant which may have been a modern lime kiln. Near the centre of the site is an oval pit 2m × 1.25m and 0.6m deep. This may mark the site of the 'standing stone' marked on the first edition of the OS 6-inch map. This stone no longer survives. It is situated on a high ridge commanding an area of marshy pasture land. Local tradition claims that a termon cross stood within the site and gave it its name. This could possibly be identified with the 'standing stone' above. The site is said to have been on the route to the pilgrimage site of Lough Derg.

The above description was derived from the 'Archaeological Survey of County Donegal. A description of the field antiquities of the County from the Mesolithic Period to the 17th century.' Compiled by: Brian Lacey with Eamon Cody, Claire Cotter, Judy Cuppage, Noel Dunne, Vincent Hurley, Celie O'Rahilly, Paul Walsh and Seán Ó Nualláin (Lifford: Donegal County Council, 1983). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated.

Creator

Compiled by: Brian Lacey with Eamon Cody, Claire Cotter, Judy Cuppage, Noel Dunne, Vincent Hurley, Celie O'Rahilly, Paul Walsh and Seán Ó Nualláin (Lifford: Donegal County Council, 1983)

Source

Archaeological Survey of Ireland

Publisher

National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Ireland

Date

22 September 2008

Rights

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence

Format

Archaological survey summary

Language

English

Identifier

DD_0321

Coverage

54.581320,-7.814409

Abstract

Class: Cross
Townland: DRUMAWARK
Scheduled for inclusion in the next revision of the RMP: Yes

References

DG105-002001-

Citation

Compiled by: Brian Lacey with Eamon Cody, Claire Cotter, Judy Cuppage, Noel Dunne, Vincent Hurley, Celie O'Rahilly, Paul Walsh and Seán Ó Nualláin (Lifford: Donegal County Council, 1983), “Rathnacross Archaeological Survey,” Digital Derg: A Deep Map, accessed June 22, 2024, https://digitalderg.eu/items/show/341.

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