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Cill Mhic Caille
Cannakill is located in Ireland
Location in Ireland
Location Cannakill, Croghan,
County Offaly, Ireland
Coordinates 53°20′45″N 7°17′31″W / 53.345852°N 7.291950°W / 53.345852; -7.291950
Type Abandoned village
Founded early 13th century AD
Abandoned after 1385
Periods Norman Ireland
National Monument of Ireland

Cannakill is an abandoned village located in County Offaly, Ireland.


Cannakill is located to the west of Croghan Hill, south of the Yellow River and about 1 km northwest of Croghan village.

History and archaeology

Cannakill was one of many villages built by Ireland's Norman conquerors after the Norman invasion of Ireland (late 12th century). When the Gaelic Irish lords (the Ua Conchobhair Failghe — O'Connor Faly) regained control of the area after the Battle of Tochar Cruachain-Bri-Ele (1385), the village was abandoned.

The village remnants are composed of the wall footings of four houses. Quarrying led to the discovery of pottery and animal bones to the south of the village during the 1940s.

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