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Aughrim Ringforts
Native name
Irish: Ráthanna Eachroma
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Type ringfort
Location Attidermot, Aughrim,
County Galway, Ireland
Elevation Aughrim Fort: 103 m (338 ft)
Lisbeg: 82 m (269 ft)
Owner State
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Aughrim Two Ringfort
Reference no. 371

Aughrim Ringforts are a pair of ringforts forming a National Monument located in County Galway, Ireland.


Aughrim Ringforts are located on farmland 900 m (½ mile) south of Aughrim, County Galway, on Aughrim Hill. They are 335 m apart.


Ringforts were built in Ireland in the 6th–12th century as protected farmsteads. The Aughrim forts provide commanding views over the surrounding countryside and overlooking the Melehan River, a tributary of the Suck.


Aughrim Fort

A univallate ringfort, about 40 m (130 ft) in diameter.

It is also known as General St. Ruth's Fort, after the Marquis de St Ruth; it was here that the Irish Jacobites placed their cannon at the 1691 Battle of Aughrim, and St Ruth was fatally shot in the field 250 m (270 yd) to the northeast.


A univallate ringfort, about 40 m (130 ft) in diameter.

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