ME00064 - KEENAGHAN - Ringfort - rath

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Located at the outer edge of a shelf and at the crest of an E-facing slope. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 34m N-S; 31m E-W) that slopes down to the E (H 1m). It is defined by a slight earthen bank (at WNW: Wth of base 7m; int. H 0.2m; ext. H 0.3m) that is largely reduced to a scarp (at ESE: Wth 2.5m; H 1.4m) with some bushes. There are slight traces of a fosse (ext. D c. 0.1-0.2m) W-N, and the original entrance (Wth of base 2.1m) is at SSW. Short field banks connect the perimeter at WSW and NNW to a N-S road bank c. 5-10m distant. 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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