Dating sites in meath
Athlumney is a manorial village, a complex of archaeological remains which include a motte, a 13th century church and graveyard, a 15th century tower house with a large 16th or early 17th century addition, and a souterrain (location unknown, but it was uncovered when the railway cutting was being dug).
The one discovered at Athlumney consisted of a straight passage over 50 feet long, branching into two smaller passages and ending in two beehive shaped chambers.
They lived on the first floor, heated by the kitchen below, with glass open windows and wooden floors.
The last lord of Athlumney was Sir Launcelot Dowdall.
It is three storey manor house with four sets of widely spaced mullioned windows.
It had large corridors and its ground floor kitchen provided heat for the first floor rooms where the Lord lived.