F6307 : Deserted village, Slievemore

taken 5 years ago, near to Slievemore, Mayo, Ireland

Deserted village, Slievemore
Deserted village, Slievemore
The Deserted Village is located on the southern slopes of Slievemore,straddling the 200 foot contour and stretching from west to east for about 1.5km. The village comprises 3 settlements, linked by an ancient pathway.

The village dates from c1750 and was deserted in 1850s

84 houses remain out of 137 which were recorded on the first edition Ordnance Survey of 1838. Almost all are aligned north-south, parallel to each other.
They are single chambered, two-chambered or a single chamber with an outhouse or stable attached. Most of the houses at Slievemore are one-roomed cabins, called 'byre-houses' because of the practice of keeping livestock indoors during winter.

There is an extensive system of lazybeds.
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F6307, 43 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 22 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 18 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings  Derelict, Disused  Moorland 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! F 631 073 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:59.8128N 10:5.2990W
Camera Location
Irish: geotagged! F 631 073
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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