Laytown Barrow

Although the mound barrow at Ninch, Laytown is at least six metres high and twenty five metres in diameter, it is still very easy to miss. The barrow is hidden behind a high hedge next to a modern bungalow in the grounds of a small scrapyard. The bungalow is named "The Motte". The mound was partially excavated in 1979 by P.D. Sweetman and shown to be a late Iron age burial mound. Situated immediately behind the mound is the river Nanny.

Folklore: Known locally as the burial mound of Laogh, one of Cuchulainn's charioteers.

Google Map.

Discovery Map 71: O 1554 7125. Last visit Sept 2012.

Longitude: 6° 15' 4" W. Latitude: 53° 40' 41" N.

Situated: From Drogheda take the N1 south, just as you come into Julianstown there is a left turn for Laytown (sign posted), the mound is approximately two kilometres down this road on the left hand side.

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