ME00023 - CORRAKEERAN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a rise towards the E end of an E-W ridge and just E of the summit. This is a subcircular grass and rush-covered area (dims 42m WNW-ESE; 35m NNE-SSW) that slopes down to the E which is defined by an earthen bank (at SSE: Wth of base 5m; int. H 1.3m; ext. H 2.6m) and hedge with an outer fosse (at NE: Wth of base 2m; ext. D 0.5m). The entrance (Wth of base 1.7m) and causeway (Wth of top 3.9m; H 0.2m) are at SSE, but there are other gaps at WNW and SE. There is a short length of an outer bank (L 9m; Wth of base 3.3m; int. H 1.5m; ext. H 0.9m) at N. Rath (ME002-011----) is c. 180m to the W. 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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