OBJECTID: 57208 Monument Identifier: KE00226 Classification: PROM Irish Grid Easting: 86061 Irish Grid Northing: 141968 RMP_PROP: 1 County ID: 12 WebNotes: Situated S of Doon Bay. The bank and fosse of this promontory fort, which measures c70m in length and runs slightly convex to the land, contains the later construction of Pookeenee Castle (KE004-019002-). The promontory itself is 140m N-S and 92m E-W. In the SW sector of this large promontory is a blow-hole named 'Poulaninneen', Poll na nIníonach (hole of the daughters): 'a deep hole in the land which the sea has a subterraneous passage, into which the inhabitants of Pookeenee old castle clifted his nine daughters dreading their chastity would be violated and put an end to their existence' (OSNB, 1841, 47). A fieldbank cuts through this site in a NW-SE direction. No internal features were to be noted.
The above description is derived from C. Toal, ‘North Kerry Archaeological Survey’. Dingle. Brandon in association with FAS Training and Employment Authority (1995), no. 106. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Date of upload: 2 August 2013 Zone Code: Null ITM Easting: 486036 ITM Northing: 642015 SHAPE: Point Att.: 0 Class: Promontory fort - coastal SMR No.: KE004-019001- Townland: DOON WEST Point: X: 486036.0 Y: 642015.0 Spatial Reference: 2157
OBJECTID: 57209 Monument Identifier: KE00227 Classification: UNCA Irish Grid Easting: 86096 Irish Grid Northing: 141914 RMP_PROP: 1 County ID: 12 WebNotes: Pookeenee Castle (Na Púícíní - the little huts), which consists of a small tower, a wall and turret, were additions across the neck of an earlier promontory (KE004 -019001-), and was probably constructed around the late 15th century. Westropp (1909) states that the tower, which is situated at the S end of the wall, had 'three little vaulted rooms in the basement'. All that remains now is the central room, 3m x 2.3m, with a defaced door and a small slit window to the W. Westropp also mentions that to the NW of the central vault, stopping short of the window, were traces of a wood and earth hall that had been attached to the tower. No surface trace of this can be seen today. A wall extends N of the tower for c 13m, where it ends in a gateway. Just N of this again are the remains of a turret, 9.2m wide x 5.2m long. Its NE angle has been undercut by as much as 2m. The walls E and W measure 5.2m long, 3.8m-4m high and 1m thick.
The above description is derived from C. Toal, ‘North Kerry Archaeological Survey’. Dingle. Brandon in association with FAS Training and Employment Authority (1995), no. 996. In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research.
Date of upload: 3 August 2013 Zone Code: R116946 ITM Easting: 486071 ITM Northing: 641961 SHAPE: Point Att.: 0 Class: Castle - unclassified SMR No.: KE004-019002- Townland: DOON WEST Point: X: 486071.0 Y: 641961.0 Spatial Reference: 2157