Dunbeg Promontory Fort / An Dún Beag

Dunbeg Promontory Fort / An Dún Beag (HMGGA)

Location: , Kerry Kerry
Country: Ireland
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N 52° 6.226', W 10° 24.541'

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Dunbeg Promontory Fort
This Promontory Fort consists of four fosses (ditches) and five mounds. Behind this we have the terraced dry-stone masonry rampart, originally straight but which became curved during later construction work. The entrance is roofed and flanked by two guardrooms. The inner part of the wall is the older, the outer portion being added later to strengthen it. Inside the Fort are the remains of a large Clochaun, internally square on plan. There is a water drain around this building. A Soutterrain leads from the interior of the entrance towards the earthern defences.
Due to a fault this fort has suffered much erosion. The site was excavated some years ago.
An Dún Beag
Ceilhre chiais (díog) agus cúig mhúr atá sa dún seo. Taobh thiar de sin tá rampar léibheannaithe de chloch gan moirtéal a bhí díreach ar diús ach a d'éirigh cuarach nuair a bhíothas ag obair air ina dhiaidh sin. Tá díon ar an mbealach isteach agus seomra garda ar gach taobh de. Is é an chuid istigh den bhalla an chuid is sine, mar cuireadh an chuid amuigh leis chun an balla a neartu. Taobh istigh den Dún tá iarsmaí de clochán mór atá cearnógach de réir plean inmheánaigh. Tá draein uisce thart ar an bhfoirgneamh seo. Téann
uaimh thalún ón taobh istigh den bhealach isteach go dtí an chosaint chré.
Tá an dún seo ídithe go mór i ngeall ar locht. Rinneadh tochailt ar an láthair roinnt blianta ó shia.
[Gaelic transcription is a best effort but might not be perfect.]
Placed ByOffice of Public Works / Oifig na nOibreacha Poibl
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Date Added Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 12:35am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 403496 N 5773516
Decimal Degrees52.10376667, -10.40901667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 52° 6.226', W 10° 24.541'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds52° 6' 13.5600" N, 10° 24' 32.4600" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near R559, Kerry , IE
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