ME00086 - CARRICKLECK - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a NW-SE ridge, it is described as ‘Sallow Fort’ on the OS 6-inch maps. This is a circular, slightly domed and grass-covered area (diam. 30m N-S; 29m E-W) defined by a fosse (at SSE: Wth of top 5.8m; Wth of base 1m; int. D 1m; ext. D 0.9m: 3.2m) and an overgrown outer bank (at SSE: Wth of base 7.5m; ext. H 0.6m), best preserved SSE-SW but visible all around. At NNE the bank is reduced (Wth 6m; int. H 0.2m; ext. H 0.3m) and the berm is reduced to a berm (Wth 4m). There is a line of boulders (L 6.2m) on the edge of the platform at S and an entrance (Wth 2.9m) through the outer bank at SE. The interior is bisected by a NE-SW field bank with a drain on the SE side. 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: 3 September 2018 Amended: 14 December 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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