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Drumena Ring Fort
 

County

Down

Coordinates

N 54° 14' 18.0"   W 005° 59' 23.0"

Nearest town

Castlewellan

Grid Ref.

J 31115 34035

Map No.

29

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

115

Date of visit

Saturday 6 May 2006

GPS Accuracy (m)

9
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Part of the enclosure. At the far end of the wall the entrance passage is visible. In the centre of the photo you can see one of the entrance to the underground galleries.


This circular enclosure has a diameter of about 40 metres. The remaining walls have an height that varies from 1 metre to 1.80 metres, and a thickness of about 3 metres. In the inner area there are three accesses to interconnected underground galleries.
The galleries have a length from 1 to 5 metres and a height of about 1.50 metres.
In the centre of the enclosure some stones outline what were huts or other buildings.


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