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Magh Adhair

 Magh Adhair, near Quin, Co Clare

The inaugural mound of the Kings of the Dal gCais, including Brian Boru, later the first High King of Ireland. The mound is in the centre of a large, natural amphitheatre, and is reputed to be the burial place of Adhar, brother of Aengus of Dun Aengus (on the Aran Islands).

Mound
John O’Donovan suggested in 1839 that the mound probably contained an early iron age tomb
 Section of the fosse, up to the causeway
Section of the fosse, up to the causeway
The causeway, on the western side of the mound
The causeway, on the western side of the mound
basin stone
Basin stone to the north of the mound. It has been suggested that as part of the ritual, the new king would wash himself with sacred water from the basin
 Pillar stone on the other side of the Hell river, located directly across from the causeway
Pillar stone on the other side of the Hell river, located directly across from the causeway

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