Lime Kiln

Homefarm, Moycullen, Co. Galway

Hazel Morrison, Moycullen Heritage

Lime Kiln
Photo: Hazel Morrison

Lime Kiln, Moycullen

This is a limekiln where limestone was burned at a very high temperature to produce quicklime, a raw material used for a variety of purposes such as mortar in building, preventing foot rot in livestock, white washing houses, disinfectant, or frost protection for stored potatoes. Ordnance Survey maps between 1888 and 1913 show many many lime kilns in Moycullen area, particularly in Clooniff area – Clooniff’s proximity to the lake allowed easy transfer of finished lime product to Galway city by boat.

Access is via private property with owner’s permission only.

This page was added on 02/04/2020.

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