In 1699BC, during the Bronze Age King Heremon came
and built a rath at Rathdown.
That is how Rathdown, which is to the north of Greystones got its name.
Imagine 1700 BC was the year the last species of mammoth
became extinct on Wrangel Island in the Artic Ocean!
People were living in Rathdown that long ago!
Click HERE to learn a couple of extra facts about mammoths.