Loughadoon Cross Slab

SMR: KE035-073024-
Type: Cross Slab
Townland: Loch a DúinLough of the fort



This large boulder, 1.78m x 1m x .25m thick, has been decorated at either side of its smooth upper surface with a cup-and-3 circles.
Beside the E design is a small cup-and-circle with a possible outer circle.
The long, linear groove extending NW from the E cup-and-3 circles also appears to be artificial.
The stone straddles the low remains of a disused field wall and, if in its original position, suggests an Early Bronze Age or earlier date for the field system. However, it may well have been removed from elsewhere for reuse in the wall.


The above description is derived from J. Cuppage, 'Corca Dhuibhne. Dingle Peninsula archaeological survey. Ballyferriter. Oidhreacht Chorca Dhuibhne' (1986), no. 265. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.

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