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Rathvilly Motte
Rathvilly, Co. Carlow
Rathvilly Motte is quite a small mote and is located near Rathvilly Village at a crossroads leading to Lisnavagh in County Carlow.

Rathvilly means the "Fort with trees" Near Rathvilly village at a crossroads leading to Lisnavagh in County Carlow The motte must have been built to defend and protect the crossroads. This large motte that was once the residence of the King of Leinster who reigned from 443 to 483 AD.

Tips from locals

Access the motte through the small gate at the base.

Free to visit
Hidden gem
Dog friendly
Free car parking
Contact details
The Moate, Knockroe, Rathvilly, Co. Carlow, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend 0.5 to 1 hour here.

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