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" The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from six to eight feet in height; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly sixteen feet below... "
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Antiquities in the Museum of the Royal Irish ... - Page 222
by William Robert Wilde - 1863 - 641 pages
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Zoologist: A Monthly Journal of Natural History

Zoology - 1847
...part of the mound was composed of the remains of animals, placed there in the following manner — " The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from six to eight feet in height ; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon...
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The Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal, Volume 21

William Laxton - Civil engineering - 1858
...circumference, being the largest which has yet been discovered, and is thus minutely described by Mr. Wilde: — "The circumference of the circle was formed by upright...into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the sand and marl beneath the bog, and nearly 16 feet below the present surface. The upright posts were...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volume 210

Edward Cave, John Nichols - Literature - 1861
...year 1839, and then only accidentally. We will quote Mr. Wilde's own account of the discovery : — marshy ground, which forms a basin of about a mile...formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from six to eight feet in height; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 210

Early English newspapers - 1861
...will quote Mr. Wilde's own account of the discovery : — rannoges ; or, marshy ground, which formg a basin of about a mile and a half in circuit, and...formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from six to eight feet in height; these were mortised into beams of a similar material, laid flat upon the...
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The Old Folks from Home: Or, A Holiday in Ireland in 1861

Mrs. Alfred Gatty - Ireland - 1862 - 255 pages
...and a half in circuit. The lake in which it is situated has been drained within the memory of man. The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, from six to eight feet high; these were mortised into oak beams laid flat upon the marl and sand beneath...
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Text.- 2. Plates, with explanations

Ferdinand Keller - Lake-dwellers and lake-dwellings - 1878
...partially surrounding it. One hundred and fifty cartloads of bones were taken away for manuring purposes. ' The circumference of the circle was formed by upright...upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly 1G feet below the present surface. The upright posts were held together by connecting cross-beams,...
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The Lake Dwellings of Ireland: Or, Ancient Lacustrine Habitations of Erin ...

William Gregory Wood-Martin - Ireland - 1886 - 268 pages
...ground, which forms a basin of about a mile and a-half in circuit, and is bounded by elevated lands. " The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from six to eight feet in height; these were mortised into beams of similar material laid flat upon the...
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The Lake Dwellings of Ireland: Or, Ancient Lacustrine Habitations of Erin ...

William Gregory Wood-Martin - Ireland - 1886 - 268 pages
...ground, which forms a basin of about a mile and a-half in circuit, and is bounded by elevated lands. " The circumference of the circle was formed by upright posts of black oak, measuring from six to eight feet in height ; these were mortised into beams of similar material laid flat upon the...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 174

1887
...exposed at Lagore, County Meath, which was one hundred and seventy-three feet in diameter, says : — The circumference of the circle was formed by upright...upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly horse, which was used as an article of ' 16 feet below the present surface. The upright posts were...
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The Lake-dwellings of Europe: Being the Rhind Lectures in Archaeology for 1888

Robert Munro - Archaeology - 1890 - 600 pages
...part of the mound was composed of the remains of animals, placed there in the following manner : — " The circumference of the circle was formed by upright...upon the marl and sand beneath the bog, and nearly 1C feet below the present surface. The upright posts were held together by connecting cross-beams,...
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