ME00042 - RALOAGHAN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on top of a broad hill. It is represented as a D-shaped feature on the NW side of a NE-SW field bank on the 1836 and 1908 editions of the OS 6-inch map. This is a raised D-shaped grass-covered area (dims 29m NE-SW; 20m NW-SE) with some bushes defined by a slight bank (at NE: Wth of base 7m; int. H 0.4m; ext. H 1.6m) that is largely reduced to a scarp (at SW: Wth 2.5m; H 0.8m), with an external fosse (Wth of top 5m; ext. D 0.5m) NW-NE. A NE-SW field bank truncates the monument towards the perimeter at SE and it does not survive visibly beyond it. The original entrance is not visible so it may have been at SE. The grass-covered foundations of a rectangular house (max. dims 7.5m NE-SW; 4.8m NW-SE) defined by a spread of stone (Wth 1.3m; max. H 1m) are near the edge at NW. 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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