Staigue Stone Fort

Map Reference: V610632 (0610, 0632)

Staigue Fort is a large cashel about 30m internal diameter.

It may be entered through a lintelled gateway. A series of X-shaped stairways lead to the top of the walls which is up to 5m high in places and about 4m thick.

The height of the wall varies and it is not clear if these variations are original. Just to the left of the entrance is a small mural chamber. This rises to about 1.8m high and is about 2.5m long. The short entrance passage is less than 1m high.

A second, smaller mural chamber occurs a short distance further along the wall. The fort sits on a central mound and is surrounded by a ditch and an outer bank.

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