ME00068 - RALOAGHAN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated just SE of the summit of a NW-SE ridge. This is a circular overgrown area (diam. 31m) that slopes down to the S (H 1.5m) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 5-5.2m; int. H 0.5m at S to 1m at N; ext. H 1.5m at S to 2.7m at N), and an outer fosse (at N: Wth of top 8m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 1.4m) S-W-NNE. The original entrance (Wth of base 2m) is at ESE. There is a subrectangular or lunate and grass-covered annexe (dims 14-20m N-S; 50m E-W) defined by slight but overgrown banks or scarps (at S: Wth 1m; ext. H 1.4m) attached to the S. There is a slight external fosse on the W side, and the annexe has an entrance gap (Wth of base 2.8m) at SE, which is partly modern. There is no direct communication between the rath and the annexe. 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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