Clochan na Carraige is one of the best examples of a stone beehive hut in Ireland. Oval in shape on the outside, it has a corbelled roof and two opposite doorways to the northwest and southeast. Inside, it is rectangular with a small window on one end.
Difficult to date, it is presumed to be early Christian and is possibly associated with Na Seacht dTeampaill, which is to the west. Originally covered in soil and grass, it was used as a dwelling and as a place to keep animals.
About Clochan na Carraige
Megalithic Portal: Clochan na Carraige
Journey to Clochan na Carraige
Clochan na Carraige is off the main road between Kilmurvey and Onaght in the western part of the Aran Island of Inishmore, County Galway, Ireland, which is visited by boat or air from near Galway or by boat from Doolin.
Oileain Arann: Clochan and Other Houses
Ordnance Survey Map (L818098 approx.)
Visitors information and general tourist information for the Aran Islands may be found on the Aran Islands Ireland website and the Heritage Centre of the Aran Islands website.
Additional Photos of Clochan na Carraige
Road Sign for Clochan na Carraige
Signpost on Main Road for Clochan na Carraige
Descriptive Sign Near Clochan na Carraige
Clochan na Carraige
Entrances to Clochan na Carraige
Interior Showing Small Window, Clochan na Carraige
Exterior Showing Small Window, Clochan na Carraige