Information about St. Ruth's Fort

Information from O'Donovan's Field Name Books

Standard Name:
St. Ruth's Fort
Irish Form of Name:
Translation:
Civil Parish:
Other Forms of the Name with authority source (if provided) in italics:
St. Ruth's Fort
St. Ruth's Fort Mr. Mahon
Description:
On this fort the Irish army planted their cannon at the Battle of Aughrim under the command of St. Ruth. It is about 220 links in diameter planted with trees (fir).
Situation:
Is situated in the southern part of Attydermot townland and on the top of Gallows hill.

Townland Information

What is a townland?:
A townland is one of the smallest land divisions in Ireland. They range in size from a few acres to thousands of acres. Many are Gaelic in origin, but some came into existence after the Norman invasion of 1169
Townland:
St. Ruth's Fort is in Attydermot townland.

Information From Maps

Original OS maps at the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website.
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Below is a link to the Ordnance Survey of Ireland website. It displays the original OS map that was created in the 1840s.
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St. Ruth's Fort
Information from the National Monuments Service.
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You can use this link to view a map of archaelogical features.
This link brings you to a website wherein you will have to search for your townland.
Archaeological map from the National Monuments Service