Having been chosen as one of the five Irish monuments in the first year of the ‘Adopt a Monument’ scheme organised by the Heritage Council of Ireland to support public access to Ireland’s archaeological monuments, a public meeting will be held in Lismore House Hotel on Wednesday, April 20th at 7.30pm to outline plans for the Round Hill.

This is very fitting for Lismore as the name ‘Lismore’ comes from two words – Lis meaning fort and Mor meaning big. This name derives from the round hill described as ‘the great Irish fort to the east of the town’.

The archaeological monument was last month selected as one of five winners in the national competition, as a joint application with the Gallowshill medieval fort in Dungarvan.

The other winning entries, following over 90 applications from community groups, are in Donegal, Cavan, Wicklow and Roscommon.

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