Crannog Calla Lough

Crannog

Christy Cunniffe

Well preserved crannog
Christy Cunniffe

Calla Lough

This monument consists of a well preserved crannog or artificial island on Calla Lough near Kilconnell. Crannog’s are generally dated from the Bronze Age through to the Early Christian period. They usually comprise of oak planks forming a substructure with layers of stone and earth piled on top to create an artificial island. Samples of wood taken from the basal layer can be used to date them. Sometimes stone or wooden causeways can be seen beneath the surface of the water providing access to them.

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