Guide to Waterford Monuments


Ring - Barrow


A Ring-Barrow is a circular mound of earth which is usually quite low and surrounded by a ditch with an external bank.

They date from the Neolithic – Iron age and range in overall diameter from 15 – 25 metres, though some larger examples have also been recorded.

Excavated Barrows have  been found to contain Cists/Pit Burials which have been cremation and also inhumation.

They are often found in groups and are widely distributed throughout Ireland.

One of the best examples in Waterford is at Castlereagh (above).