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Artificial Mound


There are three mounds marked as "Tumuli" and a host of ring-forts marked on the OS map.
There are also signs for the Cush Prehistoric Complex from the town of Kilfinnane.
There is a nice parking area for access. However access is not as straight forward as it sounds.
The parking area allows you to visit one of the ring-forts and that is about it. The "Tumuli" are on private property and require jumping over a number of fences and thru a few fields.
I also got the impression thru a number of signs restricting access that perhaps the landowners arent too happy about people being on there lands.
I could be wrong maybe they are just making sure they not liable.
The mounds themselves arent as impressive as I thought they might be, 2 of them are just about 1.5m high while the third is very low and hard to make out.
There is an impressive ringfort very close to the mounds but it doesnt photograph very well.
I believe that burials were found in the bottom of some of the ring-forts and this is really a multi-period site. The mounds date to the Bronze Age according to the info board, approx 2000-1600BC.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
9th October 2007ce
Edited 9th October 2007ce

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