Situated on a ridgeline overlooking Rathcormac, on privately-owned farmland, is the large ráth, or ringfort, from which the village takes its name. Local folklore links this ráth to Cormac, a descendent of the legendary lovers Diarmuid and Gráinne who are associated in story with Benbulben and its wild boar.
Though the date of this example is not recorded, ráths were in commonl use as protected enclosures around farmsteads for centuries, especially during the early medieval period (circa 500-1100CE). Ráths are one of the most commonly found archaeological monuments in Ireland, approximately 45,000 examples of which have been recorded. (Note: The rath is on private land and not accessible to the public.)