ME00106 - CORMEEN - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the top of the spine of the SE-facing slope of a NW-SE drumlin ridge, it is described as ‘Cormeen Fort’ in gothic lettering on the OS 6-inch maps. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 42m N-S; 39m E-W) defined by an earthen bank (at N: Wth of base 5.3m; int. H 0.9m; ext. H 1m) and hedge NW-NE, which morphs into a field bank SW-NW and is reduced to a scarp (at S: Wth 2m; H 1.1m) and hedge elsewhere. There are slight traces of an external fosse (Wth of base 1.8m; ext. D 0.3m) SW-NW, and a berm (Wth 1.5m) separates the base of the scarp from an outer field bank (Wth of base 2.5m; int. H 0.9m; ext. H 1.3m) ESE-S. The original entrance is not identified. 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. Date of revision: 3 September 2018

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

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