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County Kildare

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Sites/groups in County Kildare:

3 posts
Ballybought Round Barrow(s)
5 posts
Ballybought Bullaun Stone
5 posts
Ballymore Eustace West Bullaun Stone
1 post
Baltracy Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Barretstown Hill Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
3 posts
Bishopsland Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Bolton Hill Bullaun Stone
12 posts
2 sites
Brewell's Hill Stone Circle
33 posts
Broadleas Stone Circle
27 posts
1 site
Carbury Hill Round Barrow(s)
7 posts
Caureen Artificial Mound
5 posts
Chair of Kildare Artificial Mound
4 posts
Clane Bullaun Stone
8 posts
Craddockstown West Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
6 sites
Curragh Round Barrow(s)
The Currah Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
5 posts
Dun Ailinne Hillfort
1 post
Firmount East Artificial Mound
3 posts
Forenachts Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art
8 posts
Forenaghts Great Henge
2 posts
Grangebeg Burial Chamber
2 posts
Griffinrath Artificial Mound
7 posts
Hill of Allen Sacred Hill
3 posts
Kildare Christianised Site
12 posts
Kilgowen Standing Stone / Menhir
4 posts
Killeen Cormac Passage Grave
1 post
Killickaweeny Standing Stone / Menhir
1 post
Kilteel Bullaun Stone
5 posts
Kingsland Round Barrow(s)
2 posts
12 sites
Little Curragh Barrow / Cairn Cemetery
Longstone Standing Stone / Menhir
5 posts
2 sites
Mullamast Long Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
Newtown Great Round Barrow(s)
4 posts
Newtown Park Round Barrow(s)
1 post
Old Kilcullen Christianised Site
6 posts
Punchestown Round Barrow(s)
14 posts
Punchestown Standing Stone Standing Stone / Menhir
8 posts
Rathangan Rath
5 posts
Red Hill Round Barrow(s)
The Ring Hillfort
4 posts
Ringwood Rath
2 posts
Ticknevin Bullaun Stone
11 posts
Whiteleas Stone Circle (Destroyed)

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Curragh (Kildare ED) (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Fieldnotes

Browsing the map you see a row of nine barrows under 100 metres in length and reckon it's worth investigating. What you find could be said to be madly underwhelming, and yet...

The Curragh is full of barrows, north of the motorway, south of the motorway, north-west of the racecourse, on the army rifle range, on the Kildare golf course, they're everywhere. What was their purpose and who built them and when? Well there's this on one of the 'barrows' on the golf course "Some of these possible barrows may in fact be lunging rings." (Look it up - I had to.) Well you learn something new every day and the Curragh is very famous for horses.

But this group cannot be any of that other stuff. Aligned north-west/south-east, they are definitely there, small ditch rings with low central mounds. I struggled to see them, never mind photograph them, but was intrigued enough to persist. I can't say they're burial mounds with any certainty, but I'd recommend a visit if you're in the locality.
ryaner Posted by ryaner
9th June 2020ce

Curragh (Kildare ED) (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Miscellaneous

The entry at archaeology.ie:

Class: Barrow - ditch barrow

Townland: CURRAGH (Kildare ED)

Scheduled for inclusion in the next revision of the RMP: Yes

Description: On a long, gentle S-facing slope. The northernmost of a linear group of nine possible barrows (KD022-090---- to KD022-098----) with two more 'outliers' at the N (KD022-089----) and S ends (KD022-099----). Visible on an aerial photograph (DoD 1999). The group form a gently curving line (L c. 80m NW-SE) and all comprise small, low, circular, flat-topped mounds (basal diams. 4.9-6.2m; upper surface diams. 2.8-3.4m; H 0.1-0.2m), all (except the most southerly (KD022-098----)) defined by faint traces of a fosse (Wth 1m). They are not evenly spaced and lie between 2m and 20m apart.

Compiled by: GearĂ³id Conroy

Date of upload: 10 June 2011
ryaner Posted by ryaner
8th June 2020ce

Curragh (Kildare ED) (Barrow / Cairn Cemetery) — Images (click to view fullsize)

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Little Curragh Barrow V (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Little Curragh Barrow VI (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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Curragh (Kildare ED) (Round Barrow(s)) — Images

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