ME00047 - KILBOYNE - Ringfort - rath

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Located on knoll on the SE-facing slope of a drumlin. This is a circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 26.5m NW-SE) that slopes down to the SE (H 1.6m). It is defined by an overgrown earthen bank (at NW: Wth of base 5m; int. H 1.5m; ext. H 2.7m) W-N-E separated by a fosse (at NW: Wth of top 7.8m; Wth of base 3.8m; ext. D 1.4m) from a small counterscarp bank (at NW: Wth of base 2.2m; ext. H 0.2m) W-N-E. The perimeter is provided by a scarp (at SE: Wth 6.5m; H 3m) E-S-W. The original entrance is not identified. 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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