Musings and delights of a mountain-dwelling, ocean-loving, motorcycle-riding, hopeful Chief-of-sinners; a husband, father, brother, son. worshipper of the Three-In-One. I have been the betrayed, and I have been the betrayer.
"If God sends you down a stony path may He give you strong shoes."
~ Irish Proverb
Dún Ailinne, Co. Kildare (image Bing maps) This large hilltop enclosure is associated with the Kings of Leinster. Approximately 13 hectares in size, the monument is defined by a deep ditch which lies inside an outer bank. This layout is impractical from a defensive point of view and suggests that the site was ceremonial in nature rather than a fort. Some archaeological excavations have taken place inside the enclosure and these revealed the presence of a number of large timber-built circular structures, as well as extensive evidence for feasting activities (more info). According to radiocarbon analysis the majority of this activity occurred in the Iron Age.