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Rath na Drinne

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<b>Rath na Drinne</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79
Nearest Town:Cashel (3km NNW)
OS Ref (IE):   S085378 / Sheet: 66
Latitude:52° 29' 29.95" N
Longitude:   7° 52' 29.45" W

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Ring fort may have held Bronze Age sports arena


A MYSTERIOUS ring fort in Co Tipperary holds "massive potential for discoveries" according to archaeologists who have carried out the first survey of the site.

Their initial findings suggest that the site may have been used for Bronze Age sporting contests in an arena that is the ancient equivalent of Semple Stadium... continues...
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
25th February 2010ce
Edited 25th February 2010ce

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This ringfort is just outside Cashel. I include it because it is marked specifically as "Rath Na Drinne" on the OS Map which is unusual and because of its proximity to Carron Henge which is only a few kms away. It is a three bank ring-fort but perhaps it may orginally have been a henge? Its huge in the centre maybe 300-400m diameter. bawn79 Posted by bawn79
27th November 2006ce
Edited 27th November 2006ce