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Artificial Mound

<b>Ballynavortha</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Tullow (8km NW)
OS Ref (IE):   S908673 / Sheet: 61
Latitude:52° 44' 57.16" N
Longitude:   6° 39' 18.58" W

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<b>Ballynavortha</b>Posted by ryaner


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The mound is roughly 3 metres high and fenced in by the farmer. It's cut on the north side by the hedge and road. To the south the field slopes down to a small strteam. There were some large stones thrown onto it in the western quadrant – these could be field clearance but looked distinctly structure-like.
It's marked on the OS map but not mentioned in the Carlow Inventory. Like a lot of the sites I saw this weekend, it could do with a clean-up. To the north-east is Moylisha wedge tomb and the cairn on Aghowle Upper.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
10th October 2007ce
Edited 18th October 2007ce