Among the many monuments of Co. Longford are: ‘The Standing Stone’ of Lislea, ‘Crannog’ in Lough Kinale, and the ‘Portal Dolmen’ in Aughnacliff. One of the most outstanding is the Corlea Trackway Visitor Centre located near Kenagh. The centre houses an Iron Age bog road which was built in 148BC through the boglands. The oak road is the largest of its kind to have been uncovered in Europe. It was excavated by the late Professor Raftery of University College Dublin. Inside, the building an eighteen-metre stretch of preserved road is on permanent display.  Another famous monument is the great Norman Earthworks, ‘Granard Motte’-the largest of its kind in Ireland. The ‘Motte stands in a prominent location overlooking the town of Granard. In 1199, Richard Tuite built a castle on this site.                                                                                                                                          
In the Granard region, the Black Pig’s Dyke is recognised as the ancient boundary between Ulster and the rest of the country and said to have been gouged out by the legendary Black Pig. It can be traced running south-easterly from Lough Gowna to Lough Kinale on the Westmeath border.                                                                                                            

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