Dove tile

There’s been a wee bit of talk around here about maybe going to Ireland. Of course, one of the first things I did was take look at the archaeological remains there, and whew! Turns out there are thousands THOUSANDS of ringforts, aka ráths or cashels, sometimes dún elsewhere…. Some are simple earthworks, not particularly large. Others are large, huge and stone-walled. Some are dual, figure-eights. They dot the landscape across much of Ireland. Some are plowed up and otherwise disturbed. Some seem to be in pretty good shape. There are zones where they are pretty dense, probably reflecting a mosaic of control of the landscape for fields and pasture in a zone around each ringfort.

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