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Ballybetagh

Cairn(s)

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Nearest Town:Bray (6km E)
OS Ref (IE):   O203203 / Sheet: 50
Latitude:53° 13' 10.22" N
Longitude:   6° 11' 55.46" W

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This massive cairn must have been quite something in its day. I can only estimate it at maybe 30 metres diameter. There are quite a few large kerbstones still in situ but it's almost impossible to get a good idea of what goes where. The south side of the cairn is now part of a field wall, much of which has been built using the cairn material itself.
South-west of the main cairn is a large bundle of field clearance and then what looks like a stone circle or a ring cairn. I wanted to stay a bit longer and explore but the farmer that owns the land was moving horses about and I didn't feel like intruding any more than I already had.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
25th May 2009ce