Ballinrooaun Features

Jimmy Laffey.

Townland Features.

The Lisheen

The bivallate ringfort at The Lisheen is located on a slope and gives the nearby road a curved deflection. Parts of the fosse or excavated depression survive though much of it has been eroded. The internal diameter of a north/south axis is 39.50 metres and the fosse which is flat-bottomed inn 2.10 metres wide. The banking material is largely of earth but there are traces of stone particularly on the outer bank to the north and east. Here also on the inside face of the bank are the possible remains of a revetment. No obvious entrance survives and the interior is very uneven and featureless apart from a slight hollow to the west.


This ringfort in the northeast corner of the townland is again a roughly circular bivallate structure and much of the material on surviving banks is largely of stone and measures 32 metres in diameter. A single stone wall runs through the fort as a farm boundary wall and would have been erected much more recently while the surrounding land clearly had rock outcrop originally. The interior is rough and uneven with a scattering of hawthorn trees and bushes while in the south of the interior there is a patch of rock outcrop.

Ballinrooaun Pump

The High Stile

Ballinruane School

St. Joseph’s National School.

Hehir’s Shop

Nancy Monaghans Shop

Parker’s Land

Ballinrooaun House


This page is currently being researched and documented. It is anticipated that all significant features will be uploaded in the coming weeks.

Editor – January 2020.

This page was added on 09/01/2020.

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