Slieve Rushen Stone Works

30th March 2014

Identification and mapping of stone-works Sites on Slieve Rushen

One of our members, Mr. Oliver Brady, has been aware of an ancient stone working site on Slieve Rushen for a number of years. Following a fire on the mountain in 2009, which burned the vegetation revealing the stone works, Mr. Brady was able to find the exact location of the site. A search of the National Monuments website did not contain any reference to the site.

Bawnboy Heritage contacted the Department of the Environment/ Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht who assigned an archaeologist Mr. Michael Moore to assess the area. Mr. Moore examined the site in March 2014, his findings were: that the site consisted of sweat house; stone workers huts - temporary accommodation for the masons while working on the stones and a partially worked millstone.

Mr. Moore recorded, described and uploaded this information onto the National Monuments Register which can be seen at

Photographs taken by Jim Ryan of Mr. Oliver Brady viewing the site can be seen below.