Located on a bluff that is on a SW-facing slope overlooking the wooded Milltown Glen and its NW-SE stream which are immediately to the SW. It is described as ‘Rockey’s Fort’ in gothic lettering on the OS 6-inch maps. In 1969 this was a raised subcircular and grass-covered area (dims 50m NW-SE; 42.4m NE-SW) defined by an overgrown earthen bank that backs onto the slope of the glen (H 5m) S-W, with an outer fosse (Wth of top 4m; Wth of base 2.5m; ext. D 1m) and outer bank (Wth of base 3.2m; ext. H 0.5m) W-NW. The entrance (Wth of base 2.5m) was at SE. The visible monument had been removed by 1995 (OSAP).
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 upload: 31 August 2018Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage