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Lisleitrim Fort

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Newry Visitor Information Centre, Bagenal's Castle Castle Street, Newry, County Down,
Ms Adele Knox
T: (028) 3031 3170
E: newryvic@newryandmourne.gov.uk

Leisleitrim Fort is a fine example of a multivallate rath.

Raths commonly known as ringforts are enclosed farmsteads of the early Christian period and are the most common monument type in Ireland.

Leisleitrim Fort is a fine example of a multivallate rath (a rath with several banks and ditches). Overlooking a crannog in Leisleitrim Lough, the Fort is one of the most spectacular multivallate raths in Co. Armagh and its proximity to Leisleitrim crannog suggests it may have been a royal rath.

South west of Cullyhanna village.