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Caher Cillen

This little field, encircled by a small stone wall,  is a jumble of stone grave markers.  It is the site of a cillen - traditonally a place where unbaptised infants were buried.  It has recently been restored and is well kept.

Caher: stone fort
Sheep's head Way south - Letter West to Kilcrohane; clearly marked

This is a wonderfully peaceful site, surrounded by green pastures, encircled in its own drystone walls, with stunning views out across Dunmanus Bay. Nonetheless it is a poignant and sobering reminder of a time when small unbaptised babies were not considered fit to be buried in consecrated land.