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Round Barrow(s)

<b>Loughan</b>Posted by ryanerImage © ryaner
Nearest Town:Mullingar (14km ENE)
OS Ref (IE):   N302522 / Sheet: 41
Latitude:53° 31' 8.05" N
Longitude:   7° 32' 40.75" W

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Westmeath was full of surprises today, and this was one of them. Just over the wall behind a memorial to local patriot and poet John K. Casey, is this really rather nice ring barrow. It's small but perfectly formed, as they say, almost perfectly circular, about 10 metres in diameter. What with the small turlough-like lake to its east, grass grazed about a month ago and the perfect height, the fosse not in the usual silted-up state and the mound not ploughed out, this was the best example I've seen so far of this type of monument. This part of Westmeath has these in abundance here just north of the Hill of Uisneach. ryaner Posted by ryaner
25th June 2013ce