ME00065 - BOYNAGH - Ringfort - rath

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Situated just SE of the summit of a NW-SE ridge. This is a circular grass-covered raised area (diam. 34m N-S) defined by a scarp (Wth 6-8m; H 1.5m at N) separated by a berm (Wth 3-4m) from an earthen bank (at NW: Wth of base 8.3m; int. H 0.7m; ext. H 3.3m) with some trees that only survives S-N-E. It has an outer fosse (at NW: Wth of top 9.5m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 1.8m) S-W-N, with a third outer bank (at NW: Wth of base 3.7m; ext. H 0.25m) W-N-E. An original entrance is not identified (max. ext. diam. 77m N-S). It is cut by an E-W field bank N of the centre, and the defining features barely survive E-S. 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.

Monument Details

Address:
BOYNAGH, Meath
GPS:
53.8855, -6.8176
SMRS:
ME002-052----
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