There were a number of Lime Kilns in Castlegar Galway.
This Region is invariably Limestone anyway, but Lime had other less obvious functions.
- White Wash - the primitive Paint
- For adding to the Soil.
Basically, Limestone based Stones , were Cooked - burned, until the Fire changed the structure of the Rock on a Chemical level.
As Whitewash Paint, it was put on Houses (inside and out) and in Sheds - adding some Microbial protection as well.
Where were they?