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Rosskerrig Burial Ground


This little burial site was in use from 1842-1914 . It has recently been restored and the surrounding wall rebuilt. The enclosed area is littered with little stone grave markers and humps and bumps. None are named. Old hawthorn and holly trees give it an ancient and mysterious air.

Townland: 
Rosskerrig: rocky promontary
Location: 
Sheep's Head Way south - Ahakista to Kilcrohane; signed from the start of the green road at Ahakista, and from Hillcrest farm
References: 
V862 398
Fieldnotes: 

Set in green pasture, with views out towards Dunmanus Bay, this feels a tranquil and venerated site. The enclosed walls give it a secure contained feeling, peaceful yet accessible.

Nearby site:

Gorteanish Stone Circle