ME00033 - DUNHEEDA - Ringfort - rath

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Situated just SE of the summit of a NW-SE drumlin ridge, it is described as ‘Dunheeda Fort’ in gothic lettering on the OS 6-inch maps. This is a circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 32m E-W; 31m N-S) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 6.6-7m; int. H 0.4-0.6m; ext. H 2.3m at N to 3.5m at S) and an outer fosse (Wth of top 4.3-6.3m; Wth of base 1.5; ext. D 0.6m at N to 1.8m at S). The entrance (Wth of base 2m) and causeway are at E but the causeway is partly destroyed by NE-SW field bank that attaches to the rath at this point. 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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