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Aghanaglack

Aghanaglack or Aghnaglack ([1]), is a townland situated in Boho, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

In 1938 a cairn was excavated in the townland of Aghanaglack, Boho ("Glack") by Prof. Oliver Davies which proved to be a "double court tomb" which dates from 4000–2000 BC.[2][3] The tomb is located at an altitude of 222 m (728 ft) (Grid ref: H097 435) in a clearing in a local plantation (formerly a bog) known as Ballintempo Forest.[4] This site has easy access and provides good views on of the surrounding countryside.[5] The tomb consists of twin galleries aligned east-west, one of which has a length of 4 metres, terminating in a 2-metre-tall stone and the other about 1 metre ending in the bedrock.[6] The tomb was found to contain Bronze Age and Stone Age items, pots, arrowheads and the remains of two children some of which can be found on display at the Enniskillen museum.[7][8]

Other features of interest in the area include Aghnaglack Cave, the shaft of a medieval High Cross and the mass rock in the sub-townland of Carrickanalter.[9]

The townland contains a number of Scheduled Historic Monuments: a dual court tomb: Giant’s Grave, grid ref: H0981 4358, a cashel, grid ref: H1113 4361, a cave adapted for use as a Souterrain, grid ref: H1085 4357 and a cross-shaft and base, grid ref: H1083 4351.[10]

The reverend John Nixon states in his diary, that during the period of the Plantation, the Chief of the O’Flanagans (Hugh III) whose main residence was at Aghamore on the shore of Carrick Lough, received a grant of land at Glack in Boho. Some of the ruling sept of the O’Flanagans eventually settled in Austria.[11]

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Coordinates: 54°20′13″N 7°50′24″W / 54.337°N 7.840°W / 54.337; -7.840


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