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Moneen in County Mayo, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

Lime Kiln, Moneen,

Clew Bay Archaeological Trail site 11

 

Slí Seandálaíochta Chuan Módh

 
<i>Lime Kiln</i>, Moneen, site 11 Marker image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2009
1. Lime Kiln, Moneen, site 11 Marker
Inscription.
Móinín - Small Bog

Lime Kilns date from the 18th century and were used until the 1940s in some areas. By lighting fires in these kilns and adding crushed limestone, lime was produced for use as fertiliser in the fields and also for whitewashing cottages. Most of the lime kilns around the country have been destroyed and only rare examples survive. This site survives in its entirety and is as fine an example of its type to be found in the area.

Tornóg Aoil - Móinín
Tosaíodh ag baint úsáide as tornóga aoil san 18ú haois agus bhí siad fós á n-úsáid i roinnt áiteanna go dtí na 1940idí. Trí thine a lasadh sna tornóga seo agus cloch aoil bhrúite a chur síos ann, rinneadh aol do leasú sna garraithe agus freisin chun aol a chur ar bhallaí na dtithe. Tá formhór na dtornóg ar fud na tíre scriosta anois agus is fíorbheag eiseamlár díobh atá ar marthain. Maireann an láthair seo ina hiomláine agus is sampla den scoth é dá chineál atá le fáil sa cheantar.
 
Erected by Mayo County Council, South West Mayo, and Comhoail Oileáin na hÉireann.
 
Location. 53° 45.879′ N, 9° 46.919′ W. Marker is in Moneen, Connacht, in County Mayo. Marker is on Chapel Road, on the right when traveling west. Click for map
<i>Lime Kiln</i>, Moneen, site 11 and Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Lime Kiln, Moneen, site 11 and Marker
. Marker is about 2km east of Louisburgh, and about 300 meters south of Westport Road (R335).
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Famine Museum and Granuaile Centre, Louisburgh (approx. 1.8 kilometers away); Srahwee or Altóir Megalithic Wedge Tomb (approx. 7.1 kilometers away); Bunlahinch Clapperbridge (approx. 8.8 kilometers away); Killeen Graveyard and Cross Slab (approx. 8.8 kilometers away); Murrisk Abbey / National Famine Monument / Statue of St Patrick (approx. 9.5 kilometers away); National Famine Memorial (approx. 9.5 kilometers away); Murrisk Friary / Mainistir Mhuraisce (approx. 9.6 kilometers away); Squadron Leader R. F. C. Garvey (approx. 9.6 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .  Clew Bay Archaeological Trail. (Submitted on February 28, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Moneen Lime Kiln image. Click for full size.
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3. Moneen Lime Kiln
Open Top of Moneen Lime Kiln image. Click for full size.
September 24, 2009
4. Open Top of Moneen Lime Kiln
Moneen Lime Kiln Side Opening image. Click for full size.
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5. Moneen Lime Kiln Side Opening
 
 
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