This mound located on the right hand side of the road between Julianstown and Laytown stands nearly 20 feet high and is 75 feet in diameter. It sits beside a modern bungalow and resembles a Norman motte (the bungalow’s address is also called ‘The Motte’! however according to excavations carried out by P.D.Sweetman in 1979 it seems to be a late Iron age burial mound but may be older. It is only at the top of the mound do you get the beautiful views of the River Nanny sweeping into the Irish Sea at Laytown and the extensive landscape of co.Meath. It is also known in local folklore as ‘The burial mound of Laogh’, one of Cuchulainn’s charioteers. This national monument is on private land and is protected under state laws. Visitors should request permission from the landowner.
Ninch Barrow Mound, Laytown. co.Meath c.400 a.d?emmet