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Ballymacgibbon

Cairn(s)

Fieldnotes

Visited 21.5.11
I didn't know about this site until I saw it advertised on a tourist leaflet I picked up in the hotel. As it was very near to the Glebe stone circles a visit became a must!
The Cairn is signposted from the main road and there is a lay by that you can pull into.
A 100 metre walk will take you to a stone stile built into a field wall (on your right).
The Cairn is huge and is said to commemorate the Battle of Moytura in 500BC!
I climbed to the top but the weather had closed in and it was windy and raining – not great for trying to admire the view!
I didn't hang around too long and headed back to the car. The Cairn is just about visible from the road through the trees.
Certainly worth a look when in the area.
Posted by CARL
3rd June 2011ce

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