Finnis Souterrain

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Finnis Souterrain, locally known as Binders Cove, is a hidden gem for the intrepid heritage enthusiast. The souterrain is a scheduled ancient monument on private land but is open to the public. It is a securely built underground structure of dry stone construction made up of three passages located in a shallow depression 120m across a field. The main passage runs for approx. 29 m/95 ft and two shorter side passages run off this to the northeast. This souterrain is thought to date from around the 9th century AD and was probably used as a hiding place, and possibly for storage. Solar powered lighting has been provided in the souterrain

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From Dromara
Take the B7 to Finnis/Massford, about 1 1/2 miles south of Dromara. At Finnis take the first road on your left past the chapel, the Carrigagh Road (signed for Legananny Dolmen). Continue on this road until you reach a crossroads, continue straight ahead (continuation of the Carrigagh Road). Ignore the sign for Legananny Dolmen. About 400 yards further on you see a small lay-by on the left with a wooden sign marking the souterrain.


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