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<b>Ringwood</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Maynooth (8km NW)
OS Ref (IE):   N985307 / Sheet: 50
Latitude:53° 19' 2.7" N
Longitude:   6° 31' 18.49" W

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A large univallate ringfort in this townland, 300 yards from Hazelhatch bridge. This is the first time I've seen one of these put to modern use: the owner has, in the past, used it for the rearing of pheasants. It's now completely overgrown and difficult to access – the large interior (roughly 35 metres diameter) is only slightly raised above ground level. The main defences were the deep ditch, now water-filled after the torrents we've been experiencing, said to be 3 metres deep in places and very steep-sided. The causewayed entrance is on the south side – the north side has been cut through by a modern field boundary. Impressive all the same. ryaner Posted by ryaner
3rd March 2014ce