Saints and Stones: Drumena Cashel
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Drumena Cashel is a small stone built farmstead enclosure or cashel of the early Christian period. Measuring approximately 130 feet by 108 feet, this oval cashel has 10 foot thick walls that have been partially rebuilt. In the center if the cashel are the foundation remains of a dwelling. The most notable feature of the site, however, is the T-shaped souterrain that has two separate entrances.


About Drumena Cashel

Irish Antiquities: Drumena Cashel & Souterrain
Megalithic Ireland: Drumena Stone Fort
Megalithic Portal: Drumena

Journey to Drumena Cashel

Drumena Cashel is located on a minor road off the A25 about two miles southwest of Castlewellan in County Down, No. Ireland.

Ordnance Survey Map (J312340)

Visitors Information

Visitors and general tourism information may be found at the Northern Ireland Tourist Board website.

Additional Photos of Drumena Cashel

Sign at Drumena Cashel
Descriptive Sign at Drumena Cashel
Thick Walls Surrounding Drumena Cashel
Remains of a Dwelling at Drumena Cashel
Remains of a Dwelling at Drumena Cashel
One of Two Entrances to the Souterrain, Drumena Cashel
Interior of the Souterrain, Drumena Cashel
Small Chamber Inside the Souterrain, Drumena Cashel
Exit from Souterrain, Drumena Cashel
Second Entrance to Soutterain, Drumena Cashel
Foundation Remains of a Dwelling, Drumena Cashel
View of Dwelling Foundation Remains and Exit (upper right), Drumena Cashel

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