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Artificial Mound

<b>Ballyriggin</b>Posted by bawn79Image © Bawn79 © 2008
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Nearest Town:Kilfinnane (2km SW)
OS Ref (IE):   R700245 / Sheet: 73
Latitude:52° 22' 16.92" N
Longitude:   8° 26' 25.87" W

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<b>Ballyriggin</b>Posted by bawn79


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I met the farmer who lives near here on the way back from this mound. He told me it was a motte, however judging by the size of it I'm not so sure. What he did tell me that was interesting is that there is a natural rock swimming pool near to this mound and this got me thinking of ceremonies and all that kind of stuff.
Another thing interesting by this bit of a mound is the echo effect that the river valley across from it produces.
The mound itself is covered in scrub and really could be anything!
bawn79 Posted by bawn79
23rd April 2008ce
Edited 24th April 2008ce