ME00015 - BARLEYHILL - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a NNW-SSE ridge with higher ridges in the vicinity, and within a mixed wood. This is a raised circular and overgrown area (diam. c. 30m E-W; 29m N-S) that slopes down to the E and is defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 6-7.6m; int. H 0.5m at SE to 1.6m at NW; ext. H 2-2.9m) separated by a rounded fosse (Wth of top 6-7m; Wth of base 1 to 3m at NW; ext. D 1-1.5m) from an outer bank (Wth of base 3.4-4m; ext. H 1-1.7m) that is best preserved WSW-NNW and morphs into a field bank NNW-SE. There is a slight berm (Wth 3m) between the inner fosse and outer bank E-S. The entrance (Wth of base 1.8m) and slight traces of a causeway are at ENE. 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 Amended: 14 December 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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