|PHOTO by Pip POWELL
|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.
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.