Knockmore Lake and the surrounding bog has been the scene of several interesting archaeological finds. Thomas Haugh of Knockmore discovered an enclosure or pound while cutting turf. The walls were 4 feet long and it may have been designed to hold goats or sheep. In 1980 P.J. Coughlin deepened the outlet from the lake and when the water level dropped by 2 feet he discovered a cooking place close to the enclosure found by Thomas Haugh.

On another occasion Mr Haugh found a type of hurling ball or sliotar, which consisted of a leather cover, stuffed with some type of coarse hair, possibly horsehair, the find was acquired by the National Museum of Ireland in 1971.

In 1934 a bronze-bound medieval casket was recovered from Knockmore Bog and is now on display in the National Museum registered under acquisition number 1935:432.

Medieval Casket from Knockmore Bog, Kilmihil, Co Clare

Image Reproduced from 'Parish of Kilmihil' published 1983.