Scoil: Dunlavin (C.)

Dún Luáin, Co. Chill Mhantáin
Mary Dowling

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Dunlavin Raths

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There are at least three very remarkable Raths or mounds in the parish of Dunlavin. Tournant mound, half a mile South of Dunlavin, stands out boldly as it looks down on seven counties, and looks up the back at Lugnaquillia, monarch of the Wicklow mountains. From here, on a clear day, one would imagine he beheld the whole of Erin, the Wicklow Mountains being the "Ultima Thule" as a background, and the long, level, undulating plains and counties all spread out in full view, as it were, at one's feet. This mound, circular and guarded by a fosse, is supposed to be one of the Royal residences of the Princes of Leinster up to the 5th century, and surely these rulers chose a lovely spot.
A short distance behind the mound of Tournant is a still larger mound where the Princes and the people were buried, and on the summit of which lies a remarkable ancient stone. These

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