Sweat houses in Galway.

Christy Cunniffe

Sweat House
Christy Cunniffe

When one examines the Record of Monuments and Places (RMP) for Galway, they will find a total of four sweat houses recorded for County Galway.  GA044-073002- Kilmore (Dunmore By.) is a regarded as a medieval example. It is situated about 100m East of Creevaghbaun Church (GA044-047002-). Two other examples also occur in that general region GA005-103—- Shanballymore (Dunmore By.) and GA 005-104—- Shanballymore (Dunmore By.). The fourth structure is in Ballydonnellan near Kilcoona.

Two recent examples recorded by the Field Monument Advisor during fieldwork in the Slieve Aughty’s adds significantly to the number. Both examples are located in the townland of Loughatorick South near Woodford.

This page was added on 03/03/2015.

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