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.
Other sites in this area - Tooraneena
A delightfully situated monument
Read about Here
Waterford's tallest standing stone is located 5 km from Tramore. The impressive stone measures 3.7m in height. See it Here
Types of Monument on this website
Main website image
Most Visited Page in Last 30 Days
Website last updated
10 August 2017
Check out some recent finds
Map of Waterford
showing major monuments