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‘Grianan of Aileach’ – Ancient Ring Hillfort


Burt, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland


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Burt, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland
First constructed around 1700 BC (probably with earthen walls) by the Tuatha de Danann. An Grianan Fort was once a seat of power were the ‘O’Neill Kings’ reigned from for over 700 years. An Grianan Of Aileach is a famous monument in Inishowen & easily one of the greatest in all Ireland ☘️
Strategically built along Donegal’s coast on a hilltop 800 feet above sea level the view from Grianan Fort overlooks it’s 3 neighbouring counties. Legend states that the giants of Inishowen (Princes of Aileach) are lying sleeping under this hill but when a hidden sacred sword is removed from this ring fort, they will return back to life reclaiming their ancient lands.

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