Cape Clear Island, County Cork Fanad Head Lighthouse, County Donegal Valentia Island, County Kerry Puffin, Great Skellig, County Kerry Birds Carrowmore, County Sligo Clogher Strand, County Kerry Benbulben , County Sligo Roscommon Castle, County Roscommon Dún Beag Fort, County Kerry Seals Howth Harbour Lighthouse, County Dublin Sheep Fields Puffins, Saltee Island, County Wexford Boat, Cape Clear Island, County Cork Baily Lighthouse, Howth Head, County Dublin Fields Great Skellig, County Kerry
Rathgall Hillfort

Rathgall Hillfort

East Ireland | County Wicklow

Rathgall Hillfort, one of the largest in Ireland, is situated on rounded hill in south west part of County Wicklow (about 6 km east of Tullow, Co Carlow). It includes four concentric ramparts, the three outer ones made of stone and earth dating from the Late Bronze Age, around the 1000BC. The inner, dry stone walled ring fort was added in Early Christian times. Excavations, carried out in the 70's recovered a significant number of artefacts and burial sites from Bronze Age. Between the findings were bits of pottery, glass beads, bracelets and clay moulds used for bronze weapon production. One of the most spectacular finds was a gold-plated copper ring. Rathgall for centuries was place of great importance and prosperity, and has been tentatively identified as the seat of the Kings of Leinster.

    • Freely accessible
  • CAR PARK :
    • Roadside

Photos from Rathgall Hillfort