Bunlahinch Clapperbridge

Bunlahinch Clapperbridge (HMIO8)

Location: Butler, Mayo 31006 Mayo
Country: Ireland
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N 53° 43.09', W 9° 53.352'

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Clew Bay Archaeological Trail site 14

Sl— Seand—la—ochta Chuan M—dh

B?n na hInes - Bottom of the River Meadow

This clapperbridge is a very unusual feature in the West of Ireland. The word clapper originally meant plank in the Sussex area of England, where there are many examples. Clapperbridges are a pre-historic form of stone-built bridge. The basic structure consists of small stone piers or pillars, which are spanned by flat stone slabs or planks. They were designed to cross wide, flat streams and rivers, as seen here, and used as footbridges.

It is likely that this bridge was built in the 1840s or 50s as part of work carried out by the Irish Church Mission, a Protestant community or colony which was given the land rent free by the Marquis of Sligo. Locally, the area is still called The Colony.

Droichead Lind?ir Bhun Leath Inse [Bun na hInse]
Is gn? neamhghn?ch amach is amach ? an droichead lind?ir seo in Iarthar na h?ireann. Is sail an bhunbhr? a bh? leis an bhfocal lind?ar i gceantar Sussex i Sasana, ?it a bhfuil sampla? go leor de le f?il. Is cine?l droichid cloiche r?amhstairi?il ? an droichead lind?ir. T? an strucht?r bunach d?anta as piara? n? pil?ir bheaga cloiche, a bh?onn trasnaithe ag leachtanna cothroma cloiche n? ag saileanna. Dearadh iad chun aibhneacha agus sruth?in leathana, cothroma a thrasn?, mar a fheictear anseo, agus baineadh ?id astu mar dhroichid coise.

Is ? is d?ich? gur t?gadh an droichead seo sna 1840id? n? 1850id? mar chuid den obair a rinne Misean Eaglais na h?ireann, pobal n? coil?neacht Phrotast?nach ar thug Marcas Shligigh talamh saor ? ch?os d?ibh. Tugtar an Choil?neacht go h?iti?il ar an gceantar go f?ill.

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HM NumberHMIO8
Placed ByMayo County Council, South West Mayo, and Comhoail Oile?in na h?ireann
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 8:30pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)29U E 441321 N 5952532
Decimal Degrees53.71816667, -9.88920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 53° 43.09', W 9° 53.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds53° 43' 5.40" N, 9° 53' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)478
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 90 Unnamed Road, Butler Mayo 31006, IE
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