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Rathbran More

Souterrain

<b>Rathbran More</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Ardee (8km N)
OS Ref (IE):   N935833 / Sheet: 36
Latitude:53° 47' 26.96" N
Longitude:   6° 34' 51.92" W

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The entrance to this souterrain is in the ditch by the side of the road. It's marked on the map well into the field and the farmer had just dug a hole in the vicinity of the mark so I thought this must be it. Happily the farmer happened by and showed me where to look. He said that I could crawl in, that there's "a big cave in there". "Thanks all the same," said I.
The lintelled entrance is to the south. Immediately, after about a metre, there's a sharp right turn and the souterrain heads down. It looks like an ideal spot for a badgers lair and I had no torch. I would love to come back here with some proper kit and a companion less claustrophobic than I.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th May 2007ce
Edited 8th May 2007ce

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Very few details given in the Arch. Inventory of Co. Meath: "Drystone built, L-shaped passage (L. 11m) terminating in beehive chamber with air vent." ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th May 2007ce
Edited 8th May 2007ce