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The landscape of Ireland is dotted with many hillforts. These are classically defined as small hilltop settlements fortified with earthworks, but many are not located on hills, and probably did not function as forts. Their function is unclear; although conventionally interpreted as defensive fortifications and centres of economic political power, there is little evidence that they were ever attacked, and more recent scholarship has suggested that they may be better interpreted as monuments. Many of Ireland's hillforts are promontory forts on the coasts.

County Carlow

County Cavan

County Clare

Mooghaun View
Mooghaun

County Cork

County Donegal

County Dublin

County Galway

Dun Aengus 2009
Dun Aengus

County Kerry

County Kildare

Dún Ailine ditch
Dún Ailinne, County Kildare

County Kilkenny

County Laois

County Leitrim

County Limerick

County Longford

County Louth

County Mayo

County Meath

County Monaghan

County Offaly

County Roscommon

County Sligo

County Tipperary

County Waterford

County Westmeath

County Wexford

County Wicklow

Rathgall
Rathgall hillfort
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