ME00045 - DOON - Ringfort - rath

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Situated just SE of the summit of a drumlin. This is a circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 33m NE-SW) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 6-7m; int. H 0.7-1m; ext. H 3.2m) and hedge separated by a fosse (Wth of top 8-8.5m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 2m) from an outer earthen bank (Wth of base 3-4m; ext. H 1m) that is incorporated into a field bank and hedge (max. ext. diam. 53m NE-SW). The entrance (Wth of base 3m) is at SE. It remains unplanted in a forest (Digitalglobe). 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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DOON, Meath
53.8659, -6.89338

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