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Irish term for a substantial fortified hilltop settlement or hillfort of the 1st millennium ad, often reflected in the name of the site. The most famous example is Cashel, Co. Tipperary, home to the Eoghanacht dynasties of the 4th and 5th centuries ad, led by Conall Corc. Later, St Patrick consecrated the hill and established the site as a bishopric.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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