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Carnagh West Ringfort
Native name
Irish: Ráth na Carnaí Thiar
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Type ringfort
Location Carnagh West, Lecarrow,
County Roscommon, Ireland
Elevation 59 m (194 ft)
Built Stone Age (before 2000 BC)
National Monument of Ireland
Official name: Carnagh West
Reference no. 487

Carnagh West Ringfort is a ringfort and National Monument located in County Roscommon, Ireland.


Carnagh West Ringfort is located halfway between Lough Funshinagh and Lough Ree.

History and description

Carnagh West Ringfort is a rath or ringfort with foundations of rectangular huts. The double-walling suggests a Stone Age date. The townland name is from the Irish carnach, "abounding in heaps/cairns", due to the large number of raths in the area.

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