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Menlough Leacht Cuimhne
 

County

Galway

Coordinates

N 53° 18' 11.4"   W 009° 03' 53.9"

Nearest town

Galway

Grid Ref.

M 29050 28600

Map No.

45

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

29

Date of visit

Monday 9 June 2014

GPS Accuracy (m)

3
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The leacht cuimhne is almost hidden in the vegetation and it could be easily mistaken for a gatepost. Seen from the west.


This memorial isn't where the OS map says it is.
It's very neglected and overgrown, it misses the pyramidal cap that I have seen in other monuments of the kind, but judging by the remaining stones on the top of the pillar, a cap was present in the past.
It's a square pillar of 1.55 metres in plan. Into a shallow niche facing northwest (310°) there's an inscribed plaque which measures 71 centimetres of height and 43 centimetres of width. The inscription is very weathered and especially the first lines are very worn. What I think I have read on it is that it was erected by a certain Margaret in memory of her husband William in 1693.


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