The Dorsy

The Dorsy 'enclosure' lies on the western edge of the Ring of Gullion Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and consists of two roughly parallel discontinuous bank and ditch ramparts, traditionally astride an ancient routeway to Emain Macha (Navan Fort). Oak timbers from an associated wooden palisade have been dated to around 100 BC, contemporary with a major phase of Iron Age activity at Navan, lending support to the tradition that the Dorsy was once the 'gateway' or 'doors' of Ulster.