Map Reference: R199948 (1199, 1948)
Caherballykinvarga is a massive stone fort with large lintels and a well defined entrance in the south. It is surrounded by extensive chevaux-de-frise, which is particularly good on the northern side.
This is about 15m wide and consists of closely-spaced vertical stones. Inside the cashel there is a large number of stones which may be the remains of huts. Although it has suffered some damage much of the wall is intact. The wall is about 4m thick in most places but up to 6m thick in parts.
The northern side of the wall is the highest being possibly 4.5m high. The cashel is not perfectly circular but varies from about 39m to 45m internal diameter.
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