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<b>Bellewstown</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Duleek (2km W)
OS Ref (IE):   O068678 / Sheet: 43
Latitude:53° 38' 56.57" N
Longitude:   6° 23' 4.86" W

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In the townland of Collierstown is this small barrow. It now lies trapped behind the ugly fencing of Bellewstown race-track.
This is the entry from the Arch. Inventory of Co. Meath:
Oval mound (dims. 17m N-S, 12m E-W, H 1.8m), disturbed by digging SSW-NW. Cist (ME027-029001-) found c. 2m W of mound.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th April 2013ce


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The Irish translation given on the OS map sheet 43 for Bellewstown is Baile an Bheileogaigh. Beile or bile is the name given to old inauguration trees. So the town of the inauguration tree of the Ogaigh's (possibly another version of Haughey?)
However, on the western approach to the town is a sign that says Sliabh B.(aile) na gCailleach, the Hill of the town of the Hag.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
7th April 2013ce
Edited 8th April 2013ce