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Palmerstown Lower

Round Barrow(s)

<b>Palmerstown Lower</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Blanchardstown (3km N)
OS Ref (IE):   O089353 / Sheet: 50
Latitude:53° 21' 24.12" N
Longitude:   6° 21' 51.17" W

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Re-visited this today and had a bit more of a nose around. I really doubt that this is, or was ever, a round barrow. It strikes me more as a ringfort or rath – it has that feel about it. However, there is a bank and ditch just a metre inside the tree/shrub-line so it could certainly be a flattened/robbed-out barrow.
It's situated above the mill road on a natural, defensible hillock and is on the grounds of Stewart's Hospital. There has been work carried out near it recently but it seems that due respect was given to the monument during construction.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
29th January 2013ce

The grounds of Stewart's hospital are a bit of a maze. I had to ask directions for this from a staff member. On the last day of November '06 in the wind and rain I didn't venture into the undergrowth to check the structure. ryaner Posted by ryaner
30th November 2006ce