Raharney Ringfort facts for kids
|Ráth Fhearna • Ráth Athairne|
|Location||Raharney, County Westmeath, Ireland|
|Altitude||83 m (272 ft)|
|Area||0.17 ha (0.42 acres)|
|Diameter||39 m (128 ft)|
|Height||3 m (9.8 ft)|
Raharney Ringfort is located immediately west of Raharney village, just south of the R156.
Raths were ancient circular fortified settlements or homesteads in Gaelic Ireland (i.e. prior to 1170). The name is from the Irish Ráth Fhearna (ringfort of alder) or Ráth Athairne (ringfort of Athirne, a mythical poet).
The rath is relatively small, covering 0.17 ha (0.42 acres). it is visible today as a slight hill in the middle of a field, covered in trees.
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