The significance of the Baltinglass Hillfort Cluster was highlighted some 25 years ago by Tom Condit of the National Monuments Service who called it ‘Ireland’s Hillfort Capital’.
The hillforts in the Baltinglass area include some of the largest examples of this site type known in Ireland and collectively form a most unique and significant prehistoric landscape. Recent archaeological investigations ( survey and excavations) have been carried out by archaeologists at University College Cork and add greatly to our knowledge.
Wicklow County Council and National Monuments Service, through the Community Monuments Fund 2021 are hoping to further our understanding of the significance of this special landscape.
In this short powerpoint presentation above from Dr. Alan Hawkes we get an overview of investigations undertaken at Rathcoran in recent years and an idea of the significance of the wider landscape. More to follow!