This lime kiln is a relatively rare survival in West Galway. It was built by the present landowner’s grandfather in the 1930’s. It reflects the hard work that was required to keep the land productive in this area and the commercial value of lime in a pre-mechanised age. 

Limestone would have been brought from the Aran Islands and burnt for fertilizer, depicting how difficult manual labour was in the agricultural industry.

Location

GPS: 53.360389, -9.701640