6 Clochan, Dingle peninsula; Ireland

At the most Western point of Ireland can be found clochain (plural; singular is clochan).
The objects are in use for flock of sheep, with the walls as enclosures.
They say the bee-hive huts have been in use for centuries; and the monks lived there.

Important object on the Dingle Peninsula is corbelled Gallarus oratory, alike to some cabanes near Gordes, with rectangular groundplan. Some authors take it into 7th century (Fletcher), Koch into 8th, and Lassure into 13th century AD.


clochan on An Chlais, Dingle Peninsula, 1996
clochan on the pasture at An Chlais, DIngle Peninsula, 1996)
the pasture with clochan, An Chlais, 1996
clochan on An Chlais, Dingle Peninsula, 1996
clochan at Cdumeenole, Dingle, 1996
clochan at Cdumeenole, Dingle Peninsula, 1996
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