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Ballyconboy in County Roscommon, Connacht, Ireland — Irish West
 

Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore)

 
 
Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
1. Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) Marker
Inscription.
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.)
 
Location. 53° 48.584′ N, 8° 18.639′ W. Marker is in Ballyconboy, Connacht, in County Roscommon. Marker is on the Tulsk-Bellanagare Road (National Road 5), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map.
 
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).
 
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Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
2. Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) Marker
Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) and Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
3. Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) and Marker
Looking north across the N5.
Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) Marker image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
4. Cruachan / Cruachain (Rathmore) Marker
National School Across N5 from Cruachan image. Click for full size.
September 23, 2009
5. National School Across N5 from Cruachan
 
 
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