ME00060 - KEENAGHAN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a short NW-SE spur that is towards the top of an E-facing slope with the stream of the wooded NW-SE Milltown Glen c. 110m to the NE. It is described as ‘Leary’s Fort’ in gothic lettering on the OS 6-inch maps. This is a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 33.5m NE-SW; 28m NW-SE) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 4.9-6.2m; int. H 0.2-0.3m; ext. H 1.3m at NNE to 2.3m at SSW) and hedge. There is no visible fosse and the entrance ramp (Wth of base 1.4m) is at SSE. It has become overgrown since 1968 (Digitalmap). 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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53.8677, -6.81113

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