ME00127 - SHANCOR - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a rise which is on a fairly steep N-facing slope overlooking the NW-SE Kilmainham stream, c. 100m to the N at the closest point. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 33 NNW-ESE; 32m ENE-WSSW) defined by a grass-covered earthen bank (at WNW: Wth of base 4m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 1.7m) with some trees E-S-NW, and an outer fosse (at ESE: Wth of top 5m; Wth of base 1.5m; ext. D 0.3m) NE-S and SW- NW (at WNW: Wth of top 4.5m; Wth of base 1.2m; ext. D 0.9m), but both the bank and fosse are absent NW-NE. Rath (ME005-010----) is c. 150m to the SSW. 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 August 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.8572, -6.84082

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