ME00014 - BARLEYHILL - Ringfort - rath

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Located on the NW-facing spine of a NNW-SSE ridge and at the N end of a small oval deciduous wood that is defined by an earthen bank. This is an oval grass-covered area (dims 34.5m N-S; 24m E-W) with mature trees and tree stumps. It is defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 4.6m; int. H 0.8m; ext. H 1.2m), which is incorporated into the bank of the wood NW-NE, and an outer fosse that survives best (Wth of top 2.2m; Wth of base 1.1m; ext. D 0.8m) SE-SW. There is a break in the bank (Wth 3.3m) at NE which could be the original entrance, although it might be damage. The above description is derived from the published 'Archaeological Inventory of County Meath' (Dublin: Stationery Office, 1987). In certain instances the entries have been revised and updated in the light of recent research. Compiled by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 31 August 2018

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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53.9151, -6.75968

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