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Blessington Demesne 2

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Blessington Demesne 2</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Blessington (1km SSW)
OS Ref (IE):   N983147 / Sheet: 56
Latitude:53° 10' 25.4" N
Longitude:   6° 31' 47.06" W

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Not dissimilar to its near neighbour, but now isolated in a pasture field on the other side of the local authority housing estate. The SMR record says that this is only visible on aerial photographs, but this is most definitely incorrect. It's there alright, robbed-out mound, bank, fossse, the whole shebang, nestling above a gully on its southern edge, and overgrown with nettles at this time of year.

I scouted around a while, attempting to get a half-decent shot of the monument, and failing dismally. I might drop back in the winter as access is extremely easy at the west end of Blessington town.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
16th July 2014ce
Edited 16th July 2014ce


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Description: On gently undulating terrain in the landscaped demesne of Damshire House. Circular mound with external annular ditch (max. ext. diam. c. 14m). No visible surface remains. Visible on aerial photograph (G.S.I. O 73/N 332/333 (1973)).

Compiled by: Matt Kelleher

Date of upload: 04 December 2012


Molloy, B. 2004 Blessington Demesne. In I. Bennett (Ed.) Excavations 2002: summary accounts of archaeological excavations in Ireland, 532 (No. 1958). Bray. Wordwell.

Date of last visit: 23 May 1989
ryaner Posted by ryaner
15th July 2014ce