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<b>Identifier</b>: journalofroyalso1899roya
<b>Title</b>: <a href="">Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland</a>
<b>Year</b>: <a href="">1849</a> (<a href="">1840s</a>)
<b>Authors</b>: <a href="">Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland</a> <a href="">Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Transactions</a> <a href="">Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Proceedings and transactions</a> <a href="">Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland. Proceedings and papers</a>
<b>Publisher</b>: <a href="">Dublin, Ireland : The Society</a>
<b>Contributing Library</b>: <a href="">Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center</a>
<b>Digitizing Sponsor</b>: <a href="">Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center</a>

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<i>Souterrain in Cahercashlaun. PREHISTORIC REMAINS IN THE BURKEN, CO. CLARE. 377 two lofty knolls, crowned with cliff forts, and forming a striking viewas seen from the glen. Caheecashlaun (Sheet v., No. 16) in Ponlnabrone is a natural towerof regularly stratified limestone rounded to the west, and falling injagged cliffs towards the north-east. This rock rises 70 to 100 feet fromthe glen in even a bolder mass than does Cashlaun Gar. The top isroughly oval, and is girt by a dry-stone wall, 4 to 5 feet thick, and atthe most 6 feet high, most of it being nearly levelled, and clinging tothe very edge of the crags with needless care. The garth measuresinternallv 152 feet east and west, and 75 feet north and south; and</i>

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<i>Clitt Foil ol Caheicashlaun, fioiii the north. contains a souterrain 80 feet from the west. This cave is formed out ofa cleft about 7 feet deep, 27 feet long, and 4 to 6 feet wide; five long roof-slabs remain over the middle. The gap of the ruined eastern gatewayleads down into a second and lower enclosure,^ surrounded by a coarselybuilt wall of much larger blocks than the upper fort, many being 5 and6 feet long ; in parts the wall is 5 and 6 feet high. The enclosure is70 feet deep, making the entire length of the fort 240 feet from east to 1 Our Joicrnal, 1896, p. 152. Such rocks are sometimes called -doonaun by the ■ These outworks occurred in ancient Gaulish forts: for example, the dry-stonerampart made by order of Vercingetorix, on the hill slope of Alesia, maceriam sexin altitudinem pedum preduxerant (De Bello Gallico, vii., c. 69), and the greatfort of the Beuvray, near Autun ( The Mount and City of Autun, Hamerton, p. 64). 378 ROYAL SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF IRELAND. ■west.</i>

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Alezija (latinski: Alesia bio je drevni galski oppidum (utvrđeno naselje), odnosno sjedište plemena Mandubijaca, povezanih s Eduima. Poznata je kao mjesto gdje se pobunjeni galski poglavica Vercingetoriks sklonio sa svojom vojskom 52. pne. da bi ga t... Read further
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