Kilfinane Motte, County Limerick

This large Anglo-Norman motte appears to stand on the site of a significant early medieval ringfort. The Kilfinane Community Council applied to Adopt a Monument Ireland as they wish to develop an understanding of the archaeology and heritage through survey and geophysics, to better promote and protect this important monument for future generations.

Kilfinane Motte is undoubtedly a very interesting and complex monument. The large, steep-sided mound at the centre of the site appears to be an Anglo-Norman motte, however it stands on a series of banks and ditches that may represent an earlier monument. The site has long been believed by archaeologists such as Sean P. O’ Riordain, to have been an important place, perhaps used in ceremonial or ritual events such as inauguration.

The Community: Kilfinane Community Council

Kilfinane Community Council are an active and enterprising committee with more than 30 members. They have been involved in a wide range of community enterprise and development projects, and are supported by Ballyhoura Development.