School: Scoil na gCeithre Máighistrí, Dún na nGall (roll number 14247)

Location:
Copany, Co. Donegal
Teacher:
Cathal Mag Fhionntaigh

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The Fort

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 1035, Page 181

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On the top of a conical hill overlooking Lough Eske in the townland of Ardevin is “The Fort”.

There seems to have been a circular buttress of stones about six feet high, the inside of the ring being level. The diameter of the ring is about 15 yards. It is greatly over-grown with blackthorn, and massive stones are strewn about on the hillside.
On the western side of the hill there would appear to be a large cap-stone sliding off its supports, but it is so massive that you could not imagine human strength moving it into such a position as to form a dolmen.

Collector
Adhamhnan Mag Fhionntaigh
Gender
male
Age
13
Language
English
Location
Ardeevin