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Rindoon
Rinn Dúin
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Rindoon town wall
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Alternative name Rindown, Rinndown
Location Warren, St. John's,
County Roscommon, Ireland
Coordinates 53°32′20″N 7°59′29″W / 53.538901°N 7.991500°W / 53.538901; -7.991500
Type Abandoned village
History
Founded early 13th century AD
Abandoned early 14th centuries
Periods Medieval Ireland
National Monument of Ireland

Rindoon (Irish: Rinn Dúin) is an abandoned village located in County Roscommon, Ireland.

Location

Rindoon is located on a headland reaching into Lough Ree, 4 km east of Lecarrow.

History and archaeology

Rindoon was built in the first half of the 13th century AD, i.e. 1200–50. The castle at Rindoon is thought to date to 1227 and was constructed by Geoffrey de Marisco. With the Gaelic resurgence of the late 13th and early 14th centuries the town was sacked and later completely abandoned.

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