ME00066 - RALOAGHAN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a fairly steep SW-facing slope. This is a subcircular grass and scrub-covered area (dims 53m N-S; 47m E-W) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 4.5-5m; int. H 0.7-1.1m; ext. H 2.3-2.8m), and an outer water-logged fosse (Wth of top 5.7-6.4m; Wth of base 2-2.8m; ext. D 0.6-0.9m) that is missing N-NE. It is surrounded by an outer field bank SSW-NW-NE. The original entrance (Wth of base 2.2m) and causeway (Wth of top 3.6m; H 0.4m) are at SSE. 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 Amended: 14 December 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.8728, -6.79466

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