Pigeon House, Lough Gur, Co. Limerick.

Location – Located right in the shores of Lough Gur on Knockadoon hill.
OS: R 646 412 (map 65)
Longitude: 8° 31' 18.52" W
Latitude: 52° 31' 14.75" N
GPS: R 64584 41162 (Accuracy: 7m)
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Description and History – I generally don’t come across many pigeon houses even though they are scattered around the place. They were introduced by the Normans and housed pigeons and doves which were used for eggs and meat.  This example dates to the 17th century and appears on drawings of the nearby castle. It is about 2.6m high and 5m thick and largely ruined. One side of the pigeon house is completely ruined and portions survive to full height although the roof is now missing. Nothing spectacular here but interesting nonetheless.

Difficulty – Easy enough to find and it has its own information board.

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Parts are very overgrown.

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