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Moylehid

Moylehid () is a townland in County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. It is in the civil parish of Boho.[1]

History

The Moylehid townland contains archeological evidence of neolithic settlement in the form of the Eagle’s Knoll Cairn passage tomb and Moylehid ring cairn. Both of these are scheduled monuments and were uncovered by the archeologist Thomas Plunkett in 1894.[1]

One of these cairns is situated on an eastern spur of Belmore Mountain overlooking the Erne valley and has the appearance of an overgrown boss of cherty limestone.[2]

The cairn or passage grave has a cross shaped arrangement, 13 ft long and 7 ft 4 inches wide and is divided by means of partitions into 7 areas.[1]

A number of artifacts have been discovered in these chambers including cremated and uncremated bones, ornamented stone beads,human skulls, animals bones such as birds, boars, sea shells, a stone hammer and ornamented urns (which are on display in the National Museum of Ireland which is in Dublin)[1]

Moylehid is also the location of the Templemullen chapel of ease, also known as the Church of the Mill which was the property of the Lisgoole Abbey.[1][3]

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Coordinates: 54°19′40″N 7°46′28″W / 54.32784°N 7.77446°W / 54.32784; -7.77446


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