Saints and Stones: Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)
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Ballyallaban Ring Fort is an earth fort, thus the name it is usually called: An Rath. Surrounded by a fosse (a generally flooded moat or defensive ditch), the fort was built up and may have had a protective fence of sharp pointed stakes.

While earth structures are the most common type of ancient monument in Ireland, they are rare in the rocky Burren area.

An Rath is in good repair and has a very well developed canopy of trees, mainly mature beech, with a deep trench all around which occasionally fills with water.

About Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)

Megalithic Portal: Ballyallaban Ring Fort
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Journey to Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)

Ballyallaban Ring Fort is located off the R480 near the turnoff for the Ailwee Caves in the Burren approximately 2-1/2 miles from Ballyvaughan, County Clare, Ireland. It is marked as An Rath on Burren maps.

Ordnance Survey Map (M223050)

Visitors Information

Visitors information for Ballyallaban Ring Fort may be found at the geograph.ie website. General tourist information may be found at the Visit the Burren website.

Additional Photos of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)

Top of the Bank of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)
Top of the Bank of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)
Inner Bank of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)
Inner Bank of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)
Outer Bank of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)
Outer Bank of Ballyallaban Ring Fort (An Rath)


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