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Moneygashel Ring Fort
 

County

Cavan

Coordinates

N 54° 15' 14.7"   W 007° 54' 34.26"

Nearest town

Blacklion

Grid Ref.

H 05897 33920

Map No.

26

Elevation a.s.l. (m)

178

Date of visit

Thursday 6 June 2019

GPS Accuracy (m)

2
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The ring fort is at the end of the path.


There's a 500 metres long path behind a working farm leading to this stone fort. Along the path there's another stone fort to the southwest, but it's completely overgrown and filled with dirt.
This one is definitely better and the only worth visiting.
What is weird is that it was built on a steep slope, making living inside it a bit hard for sure.

The stone fort has an entrance on the east (90°) side. The entrance has an array of 7 lintels that cover the passage which is 2.90 metres long, 1.80 metres high and 1.20 metres wide.
The inner diameter of the fort is about 23 metres on the north-south axis. The overall diameter should be about 29 metres. A stair ramp is built in the southeast (140°) side on the inner wall.

Within the fort, against the northwest (320°) wall is a square building which measures 2.00 metres by 1.90 metres internally with a lintelled doorway on the west side.

There's a tiny lintelled passage in the north wall, but I am not sure what it was for.


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