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Wardstown

Rath

<b>Wardstown</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Also known as:
  • Tlachtga
  • Hill of Ward

Nearest Town:Navan (14km NE)
OS Ref (IE):   N736618 / Sheet: 42
Latitude:53° 36' 3.11" N
Longitude:   6° 53' 17.21" W

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Digging Tlachtga: Getting into the trenches with Ireland’s past


HAVE YOU EVER wondered about how archaeologists discover the story of the past? In the second of three articles in an exclusive series for TheJournal.ie, archaeologist Neil Jackman will take you behind the scenes of the exciting excavations at Tlachtga (The Hill of Ward) in Co Meath... continues...
ryaner Posted by ryaner
31st May 2014ce

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In this district there is a large stone on the top of Ward's hill. It is said that when the Giants were in Ireland one of them was standing at Tara and threw the stone from there so it landed on the top of Ward's hill. This stone is on the hill ever since and the track of the Giant's five fingers is on the stone. Some people say that the Giant was at the races in Mullacurry and threw the stone from there. The fairies were supposed to dwell under the big stone.
A story from the Schools Collection at Duchas. ie. Perhaps that's the stone in Ryaner's photo.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
17th June 2016ce
Edited 17th June 2016ce

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Nice overhead shots of the site here
ryaner Posted by ryaner
12th May 2010ce