Ballyconboy in County Roscommon, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West ((Éire) North Atlantic Ocean)
Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore)
Cruachan is traditionally said to be the inauguration place of the Kings of Connacht. There are a number of monuments spread over an area of about two square miles. These include a large mound, a number of differently-shaped enclosures and some ring-forts. One of these contains a standing stone alleged to mark the resting place of the last pagan king of Ireland.
De réir an tseanchais is ag Cruachain a dhéantaí Ríthe Chonnacht a ghairm. Tá roinnt séadchomharthaí scaipthe ar fud achar dhá mhíle chearnacha. Orthu seo tá tulach mhór, roinnt clós nach ionann cruth dóibh agus líon áirithe ráthanna. Tá gallán laistigh de cheann díobh seo agus deirtear gurbh é seo ionad adhlachta rí págánach deireanach ne hÉireann.
Erected by Bord Fáilte Éireann. (Marker Number 988:1272.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Anthropology & Archaeology • Forts and Castles • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 53° 48.584′ N, 8° 18.639′ W. Marker Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Percy French (approx. 3.5 kilometers away); Rathmoyle Cemetery (approx. 5.6 kilometers away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 4, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,196 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 5, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.