Reask Monastic Site
Map reference: Q367044 (0367, 1044)
Riasc Monastic Site is a vast structure bounded by a stone wall. Within it are a number of
ruined clochans including two large conjoined huts in the north.
In the west are two smaller
conjoined huts and in the south is a rectangular hut. In the south-east is a small round hut
and near the east wall is another rectangular structure.
Also in this eastern sector
is a tall pillar about 2m by 1m inscribed with an elaborate cross. This is a Maltese cross
in false relief and below it is an elaborate stem with curved foot. There are a number of
other smaller cross-inscribed pillars.
The enclosure is subcircular
and about 40m diameter. It is divided into two sections by a curved wall NE - SW.
In the south- west, just
beyond the outer wall, is a small circular structure with a low entrance. It is about 2m
diameter and 1m deep and may be a kiln.
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