Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments
Castlereagh - Ring-Barrow
Castlereagh Ring Barrow is the best example of this type of monument in Waterford.
This earthen construction, most probably used as a place of burial, is sited on an open plateau in quite a remote area.
In the centre of the monument is a low grass covered mound which has a diameter of 8 metres and is 0.2 metres in height. This is defined by a Fosse with a width of 1.7 – 2.4 metres and an outer bank 3.4 – 4.3 metres wide. It is one of two Barrows in the area, the second (which is badly eroded) being just 100 meters to the south east.
View from the West
Directions: From Dungarvan take the R672 travelling NW for 3 km till you reach the junction with the N72. Just up the road a short distance is the Master McGrath monument. Continue on this road ( R672) for about 7km till you pass a shop at a crossroads. At the next crossroads which is about 2km further on, turn right. Take the first left. From here it 4km on a straight road till you reach the site which is just one field beyond the woods on the left. The Barrows can be seen just a short distance from the road to the NW.
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