Located on a rise towards the bottom of a W-facing slope, it is described in gothic lettering on the OS 6-inch maps as ‘Black Fort’. This is a subcircular overgrown area (dims 38m NE-SW; 33m NE-SW) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (at SE: Wth of base 4m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 1m) separated by a fosse (at SE: Wth of top 5.5m; Wth of base 2.5m; ext. D 1m) from an overgrown middle bank (at SE: Wth of base 6.5m; ext. H 0.3m). Outside this there is a slight dip of a fosse (ext. D 0.3m), a broad and grass-covered third bank (Wth of base c. 9m; ext. H 0.2m) and a third outer fosse (ext. D 0.3m). These features only survive NE-E-SW. The monument is cut by a NE-SW field bank towards the perimeter at SE and the features are only barely traceable NW of this. 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.
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of revision: 3 September 2018Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.