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<b>Rathfalla</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79
Nearest Town:Nenagh (4km WSW)
OS Ref (IE):   R9114079718 / Sheet: 59
Latitude:52° 52' 6.1" N
Longitude:   8° 7' 53.69" W

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Rathfalla or (Rath Bhaile - rath of the town) is described as a ring-fort in The Archaeological Inventory of County Tipperary. Vol. 1 - North Tipperary'.
I recently visited it as part of research for an article I was writing and discovered that rather than an external ditch which is the norm for ring-forts in Ireland it actually has an internal ditch which is more indicative of ceremonial use or a henge.
The diameter of the monument is 90m and the entrance is in the south-west.
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
4th May 2015ce