Ráth Fhearna • Ráth Athairne
Shown within Ireland
|Location||Raharney, County Westmeath, Ireland|
|Altitude||83 m (272 ft)|
|Area||0.17 ha (0.42 acres)|
|Diameter||39 m (128 ft)|
|Height||3 m (9.8 ft)|
Raths were ancient circular fortified settlements or homesteads in Gaelic Ireland (i.e. prior to 1170). The name is from the Irish Ráth Fhearna (ringfort of alder) or Ráth Athairne (ringfort of Athirne, a mythical poet).
The rath is relatively small, covering 0.17 ha (0.42 acres). it is visible today as a slight hill in the middle of a field, covered in trees.
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