Historic Environment

Drumena Cashel and Souterrain

7 Moneyscalp Road
BT34 5JX


028 9082 3207

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

Grid reference:
SM number:
DOW 043:063

About Drumena Cashel and Souterrain

The oval cashel, has a wall 2.7–3.6m thick, partly rebuilt after excavation in 1925–1926. The gap to the east may be the original entrance rather than the narrow modern approach gap. Confused stones in the south part of the enclosure seem to be remains of house foundations. In the south-west area is a T-shaped souterrain (accessible), its walls of drystone construction and its roof lintelled (some lintels are replaced in concrete). The original entrance to the souterrain was by its south east arm. Though not closely datable from excavated finds, this is a good example of a stone farmstead enclosure of the Early Christian period. There are other cashels in this rocky upland area.

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Drumena Cashel and Souterrain
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