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Lismacrory Mounds
Dumhaí Lios Mhic Ruairí
Lismacrory Mound 1.jpg
Main ringfort
Location Lismacrory, Roscrea, County Tipperary, Ireland
Region Shannon Valley
Altitude 85 m (279 ft)
Type cairns
History
Material stone, earth
Periods Bronze or Iron Age (c. 2400 BC – AD 400)
National Monument of Ireland
Official name Lismacrory Mounds
Reference no. 348

Lismacrory Mounds are a group of prehistoric mounds forming a National Monument in County Tipperary, Ireland. They are 2.2 km (1.4 mi) north of Ballingarry, North Tipperary, 10 km (6.3 mi) southeast of Lough Derg.

Lismacrory Mound 2
Another view of the main ringfort.

There are about 20 mounds, or cairns, in the area. They were originally assumed to be burial sites, but are now thought to be piles of stones discarded from fulachtaí fia. Other structures identified in the area include ringforts, dwellings and enclosure sites.

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