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Antiquities in Backs parish from Irish Tourist Association Survey, 1942
Antiquities described in this section of the survey for the parish of Backs include:
Church at Glass Island at the southwest extremity of Lough Conn. Bishop Ceallach lived on the island for a time so the ancient church has been traced back to the 6th century.
Cloghans Castle, on shore of Lough Conn, around 5 miles from Ballina. Still a solid structure. Said to have been erected by the Barretts.
Castle Kelly, situated near Garraclooone on the edge of Lough Conn. Only traces remain and surveyor was unable to find any more information from local records, tradition or legend.
Forts: There are numerous forts in the parish. Particular mention is made of what is referred to as a cave at Gortnadreha near Knockmore, but which the surveyor thinks was a well-constructed fort.
Group of stones at Coolcronan about 5 miles from Ballina. Known as "Diarmuid and Gráinne's Bed" and "the Cromlech".
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