MEGALITHIC MONUMENTS
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OWENYGAT SOUTERRAIN
CAVE OF THE CATS
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Owenygat is a natural limestone cave,whose entrance was modified in the early
medieval period by the construction of a souterrain. The cave is possibly the Cave of
Cruachu, described as the Gateway to the Underworld in the early Irish tale Echtra
Nerai. The entrance to the souterrain ( Uaigh na gCat in Irish ) is by a circular ring
which may be an Iron age burial place and extends 3.5m and roofed by large lintels,
two of which bear ogham inscriptions. There is a small chamber to the right which is
normally filled with mud and to the left the tunnel continues to join with the cave.
OWENYGAT SOUTHERRAIN, COUNTY ROSCOMMON
CO-ORDINATES
53 47' 50.292"N...8 18' 37.704"W