ME00087 - CREGG - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the S end of a NNW-SSE ridge, it is described as ‘Coogan Fort’ in gothic lettering on the OS 6-inch maps. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 34m NNE-SSW; 32m NW-SE) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 5-5.5m; int. H 0.3-0.5m; ext. H 1.5-1.7m) with some bushes separated by a fosse (Wth of top 7-8m; Wth of base 2-2.5m; ext. D 0.2-0.5m) from an outer bank (Wth of base 3.5-4m; ext. H 0.5-0.8m). The entrance through the inner (Wth of base 1.8m) and outer (Wth of base 2.2m) banks with a slight causeway is at ESE, and there is some stone facing on the banks around the entrance. Just SW of the centre is a hut site visible as a grass-covered platform (diam. 9m; H 0.35m) with stones at its edge. The rath remains unplanted in a coniferous forest (Digitalmap). 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

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

CREGG, Meath
53.8626, -6.7373

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