Carrowbeg Dovecote

Carrowbeg

Christy Cunniffe

View of Carrowbeg Dovecote from the yard.
Christy Cunniffe
Pigeon holes in upper level of walls showing that there was a lower chamber in the structure.
Christy Cunniffe

The dovecote in Carowbeg townland survives today as a partially ruined structure. It stands in the courtyard of Carrowbeg House in Belclare near Tuam. It is missing its roof and most of the front wall has also been destroyed. The pigeon-holes can be seen at the upper level of the surviving structure. They were located on all four internal walls. A pair of larger recesses at ground level seem likely to have housed hatching hens, a feature found in a number of dovecotes. It is a fairly substantial structure and was originally two storey’s in height.

This page was added on 30/06/2019.

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