ME00020 - ERVEY - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a rise in a fairly low-lying landscape. This is a circular grass and rush-covered area (diam. 49m E-W) that slopes down to the E (H 2.2m). It is defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 4.5-5m; int. H 0.8-1m; ext. H 2-2.3m) and hedge with an external fosse (Wth of top 3.3-3.5m; Wth of base 1-2.2m; ext. D 0.3-0.5m) that is most visible N-SE and probably absent NW-N where there is a road bank outside the rath bank. The bank has inner facing stones that might be ancient and a more modern outer facing of stones with a herring-bone pattern. The entrance (Wth of base 3.7m) and causeway (Wth of top 4.5m; H 0.4m) are at SSW. 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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ERVEY, Meath
53.8875, -6.82966

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