Ballyhogan, Rath and Stone, Co. Tipperary.

Location – Not far from the N7 in the foothills of the Arra Mountains near Nenagh. Bring your map for this one.
OS: R 798 764 (map 59)
Longitude: 8° 17' 59.14" W
Latitude: 52° 50' 19.32" N
GPS: R 79802 76453 (Accuracy - 5m)
See map at the bottom of the page.

Description and History – This rath is quite large and is nearly 40m in diameter. The entrance is located in the E side of the rath and is 4m wide. The bank and ditch is very overgrown but the interior is clear. Unfortunately there is a lot of rubbish in the fosse and it is full of old fridges and ovens. Apart from that this large rath is very nice and well preserved. The stone is nearly 2m tall and is now recumbent. It was once standing but not in this location and was moved here from nearby. It is known as the longstone.

Difficulty – Really easy to get to. It’s in a roadside field.

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Panoramic shot of the rath. Click for a larger view.

You can see the stone lying down in front of the rath. The stone was originally near the edge of the field and was pushed to the rath after it fell. They are probably unconnected sites.

The bank rises to about 2m in height in places.

The causewayed entrance.

Part of the bank and fosse. Compared to a lot of raths out there this one is fairly clear.

The causewayed entrance from the inside.

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