Historic Environment
Lisnagade Road
Scarva Road
BT32 3QD


028 9082 3207

Additional information

Open to the public:

Yes, entry is free (Sometimes public access is restricted due to works for example. Check before you visit)

SM number:
DOW 033:009

About Lisnagade Fort

This is one of Northern Ireland’s most impressive earthworks, a rath with three massive banks and ditches (trivallate), partly planted with trees to form a landscape feature. In 1832 the ditches were apparently cleaned out, and in places they hold water in wet weather. The original entrance to the south-east is marked by breaks in the banks and causeways over the ditches. Some excavation was done in 1950 but was not published. To the north, linked by banks and ditches, is a small circular rath excavated in 1953. This work showed that a square house was succeeded by a rectangular barn. The entrance was shown to be on the north side. Part of the line of the Dane’s Cast linear earthwork runs close by, south of the fort.

Other historic places you can visit:

Lisnagade Fort
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