The site is situated on a high drumlin overlooking the Co. Monaghan border which is some 100m to the south and consists of a settlement of three hut sites, probably booley huts (a kind of seasonal settlement in upland zones), each of which are rectangular, drystone foundations. Two of the three examples are built in shallow scoops which have been dug into the hillside. There is some suggestion that this site was used for Mass during Penal Times – the Irish name Carricknahaltora means ‘rock of the altar’. No obvious stone altar survives, though this may have been a temporary structure.
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