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Mooghaun Bronze Age Hillfort

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Clare,
T: +353(0)61368030
E: mooghaunproject@hotmail.com

Mooghaun Bronze Age Hillfort, near Newmarket-on-fergus in County Clare, was built at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age around 950 BC and is one of the biggest such forts in Ireland.

Mooghaun Bronze Age Hillfort was built at the beginning of the Late Bronze Age around 950 BC. The site is enclosed by woodland near Newmarket-on-fergus in County Clare. There is a self guided trail up to the Hillfort which is identified as the largest in Ireland.

The largest and most spectacular hoard of prehistoric gold in Western Europe was found at Mooghaun Lough 1km north of the hillfort. This demonstrates the enormous power and authority of the hillforts occupants. The Mooghaun gold hoard is now on display in the National Museum of Ireland Dublin.

Admission to Mooghaun Bronze Age Hillfort is free and their is also free parking.