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Wattstown Barrows
Dumhaí Bhaile Bhatt
Location Wattstown, Portloman,
County Westmeath, Ireland
Type tumuli
History
Material earth
Founded c. 3000–2000 BC
Site notes
Ownership State
Designation
Designations
National Monument of Ireland
Official name Wattstown Barrows
Reference no. 606

Wattstown Barrows are two tumuli (barrows) which form a National Monument in County Westmeath, Ireland.

Location

Wattstown Barrows are located near the summit of Frewin Hill (173 m / 568 ft high), overlooking Lough Owel to the east.

Description

Wattstown Barrows are a ring barrow and bowl barrow, burial sites of the Bronze Age, joined together by extending a bank and ditch from the ring barrow in an arc around the bowl barrow. There is also another bowl barrow and a tumulus or cairn.

According to legend, Frewin Hill was the site of the Battle of Frémainn in AD 507, where Failge Berraide defeated Fiachu mac Néill.

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