Gorraun, Ring-Barrow, Co. Offaly.

Location – In the foothills of the Slieve Blooms.
OS: S 162 929 (map 54)
Longitude: 7° 45' 31.51" W
Latitude: 52° 59' 11.9" N
See map at the bottom of the page.

Description and History – Listed on the current OS map as a mound this is actually a well preserved ring-barrow about 9m wide and 1m high. I couldn’t get closer to it on the day I was passing as there was a lot of flooding between me and the mound so walking to it was impossible. It looks to be well preserved apart from the trees and I will pop back here next time I’m passing and in better weather.

Difficulty – Fairly easy to spot from the road but the area is prone to flooding.

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