Mullaghreelan Rath

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Mullaghreelan Rath
Ráth Mhullach Raoileann
Mullaghreelan Rath is located in Ireland
Mullaghreelan Rath
Shown within Ireland
Alternative nameMullachreelan
LocationMullaghreelan, Kilkea,
County Kildare, Ireland
Coordinates52°56′09″N 6°52′24″W / 52.935953°N 6.873419°W / 52.935953; -6.873419Coordinates: 52°56′09″N 6°52′24″W / 52.935953°N 6.873419°W / 52.935953; -6.873419
Area6,600 m2 (1.6 acre)
Diameter92 m (100 yd)
PeriodsBronze Age
DesignationNational Monument

Mullaghreelan Rath (Irish: Ráth Mhullach Raoileann) is a ringfort (rath) and National Monument located in County Kildare, Ireland.[1][2][3][4]


Mullaghreelan Rath is located at a height of 170 m (560 ft), overlooking the River Greese. It is surrounded by Mullaghreelan Woods, a Coillte forest.

History and archaeology[edit]

The rath was mentioned in ancient Irish manuscripts in association with the Kings of Leinster: rí Raithleand (King of Reelan) is mentioned twice in Lebor na Cert. In 1854, a celt was found in the rath.[5] In 1861, a bronze age burial urn was discovered nearby.[6]


  1. ^ "Mullach Raoileann/Mullaghreelan".
  2. ^ Airt, Seán Mac (1 January 1944). "Leabhar Branach: The Book of the O'Byrnes". Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "The Antiquaries Journal". Oxford University Press. 1 January 1929 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ Joyce, Patrick Weston (1 January 1920). "A Social History of Ancient Ireland, Treating of the Government, Military System, and Law: Religion, Learning, and Art; Trades, Industries, and Commerce; Manners, Customs, and Domestic Life, of the Ancient Irish People". M. H. Gill & son, Limited – via Google Books.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-24. Retrieved 2015-08-27.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Measgra dánta". National Library of Scotland. p. 129.