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<b>Stooagh</b>Posted by TheStandingStoneImage © The Standing Stone
Nearest Town:Birr (18km WNW)
OS Ref (IE):   S202938 / Sheet: 54
Latitude:52° 59' 40.57" N
Longitude:   7° 41' 56.87" W

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Rather impressive rath located in a bend in the road in the Slieve Blooms and luckily it is signposted. The bank and fosse appear to be in good condition there are substantial earthworks on top of the rath also. It is very steep as raths go. There is also evidence of a souterrain in the NE section of the upper part of the rath. I was unable to locate this as the site is very overgrown.

It is easy to find as the road deliberately goes around it. There are 'no trespassing' signs on the site so permission is advisable. Be careful when climbing this site as it is overgrown and has many hidden ditches and holes...not to mention the barbed wire that surrounds it.
TheStandingStone Posted by TheStandingStone
14th December 2009ce