Exploring Waterford's Ancient Monuments

Guide to Waterford Monuments

 

Ring - Barrow

 

A Ring-Barrow is a circular mound of earth which is usually quite low and surrounded by a ditch with an external bank.

They date from the Neolithic – Iron age and range in overall diameter from 15 – 25 metres, though some larger examples have also been recorded.

Excavated Barrows have  been found to contain Cists/Pit Burials which have been cremation and also inhumation.

They are often found in groups and are widely distributed throughout Ireland.

One of the best examples in Waterford is at Castlereagh (above).

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The Harp Stone
 


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Tallest Stone

 
 

Waterford's  tallest standing stone is  located 5 km from Tramore. The impressive stone measures 3.7m in height. See it  Here

 

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