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 (at W: Wth of base 6.2m; int. H 0.6m; ext. H 2.2m) separated by a rounded fosse (at W: Wth of base 1.2m; ext. D 1.1m) from an outer bank (at W: Wth of base 3.4m; ext. H 1.1m) that is best preserved WSW-NNW and morphs into a field bank NNW-SE. 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

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

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