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Kinsellastown II

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Kinsellastown II</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Ballymore Eustace (6km N)
OS Ref (IE):   N916039 / Sheet: 55
Latitude:53° 4' 40.42" N
Longitude:   6° 37' 58.8" W

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<b>Kinsellastown II</b>Posted by ryaner


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A long, ovoid barrow, aligned roughly north-south on its long axis. A very defined ditch remains on the southern end and western flank, dug into on the eastern side. This monument is more like a stepped barrow, or a rath, but not in the shape of this last type. It's 40 or 50 metres long, by 10 or 15 wide, and the ditch is faintly visible on the east side as well. Hawthorn trees colonise the spine. There is the possibility that this is two conjoined barrows with the one fosse.

Were it not for the modern road that splits them, with its banks and trees, Kinsellastown long barrow, and Crehelp round barrow would be intervisible, Kinsellastown raised on a hill to the south of Crehelp. A line between the two would point towards Baltinglass and just miss out Spinans Hill.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
18th July 2014ce