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Walls of Troy in South West Wicklow

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Full title: A Former Sod or Turf Maze at Ballynavortha, Co. Wicklow

Creator / Author: Conleth Manning

Item Type / Page count: Journal Article / 3pp

Journal Information: Journal of The Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Volume 134, pp. 166-168

When Published: 2004

Publisher / Place of Publication: R.S.A.I / Merrion Square, Dublin

About: A short article describing a maze constructed on farmland in the townland of Ballynavortha. The maze was made of sod or turf and was know locally as the ‘Walls of Troy’. Other similar constructions in Northern Ireland and in England are known by the same name. Unfortunately, the site was levelled many years ago so this rare Irish example is gone.

ID number(s): 0035-9106

Extra #1: Includes a sketch of the site made in late 1950’s by Paddy Healy.

Extra #2: Check Libraries Ireland for this publication.

Extra #3: Check OCLC WorldCat.org for this publication in libraries worldwide.

Extra #4: Read this article online via JSTOR. [Personal registration / conditions apply]. Alternatively, your local public library may provide free online access to this article.

Extra #5 View the entry for ‘Ballynavortha’ in the Placenames Database of Ireland.

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