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Mullaghreelan Rath
Ráth Mhullach Raoileann
Alternate name Mullachreelan
Location Mullaghreelan, Kilkea,
County Kildare, Ireland
Type rath
Area 6,600 m2 (1.6 acre)
Diameter 92 m (100 yd)
History
Material earth
Periods Bronze Age
Designation National Monument

Mullaghreelan Rath (Irish: Ráth Mhullach Raoileann) is a ringfort (rath) and National Monument located in County Kildare, Ireland.

Location

Mullaghreelan Rath is located at a height of 170 m (560 ft), overlooking the River Greese. It is surrounded by Mullaghreelan Woods, a Coillte forest.

History and archaeology

The rath was mentioned in ancient Irish manuscripts in association with the Kings of Leinster: rí Raithleand (King of Reelan) is mentioned twice in Lebor na Cert. In 1854, a celt was found in the rath. In 1861, a Bronze Age burial urn was discovered nearby.

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