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BRUSSELSTOWN HILLFORT
BRUSSELSTOWN RING
BRUSSELSTOWN HILL FORT, COUNTY WICKLOW
M M I
PHOTO by Pip POWELL
JAN 2010
Located on top of a high hill in the west of county Wicklow,this Class I  Hill-Fort      
(as classified by Barry Raftery in his book 'Irish Hill-Forts') is one of the largest and     
finest in the country. Better known as 'Brusselstown Ring',its single stone rampart is     
enormous enclosing an oval shaped site with axes measuring 320m NW - SE x 200m      
NE-SW and is enclosed by a collapsed rampart which is 12-5m wide and composed         
of limestone boulders. Excavation done on the site,has dated it to the late
Iron Age         
and it is believed to have been for defensive purposes. The interior rises towards up         
several high points marked by limestone outcrops. A number of hut sites have been         
identified within Brusselstown Ring.
 
CO-ORDINATES
52 57' 46.576"N...6 36' 59.164"W
CLASS I HILL-FORT
Simple univallate sites of earth or stone,with or without  an accompanying ditch.
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