Rough Fort, Moira

Map Reference: J142604 (3142, 3604)

This small rath stands, in Risk townland, on the outskirts of Moira. It has not been excavated and is one of the many raths omitted from the Archaological Survey of County Down (1966). It is an example of a univallate rath i.e. it is surrounded by one bank. This bank lies betweeen an inner and an outer ditch. The outer ditch is greatly silted-up and partly destroyed by the nearby road. The inner ditch surrounds the central platform, which has a slightly dished appearance. A causeway on the east side leads through the bank and ditches to the inner platform.

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