ME00128 - SHANCOR - Ringfort - rath

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Located at the tip of a S-N spur. This is a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 43m NNE-SSW; 38m WNW-ESE) with some tree-stumps that slopes down to the NE (H c. 1m). It is defined by an earthen bank (at WSW: Wth of base 5.6m; Wth of top 1.2m; int. H 0.7m; ext. H 1.7m) that is reduced to a scarp (Wth 4m; H 2.6m) at NNE but the perimeter is planted with deciduous trees S-N-E and morphs into a field bank E-S. A field bank and outer drain surround the base of the bank or scarp NW-E. There is an outer fosse (at WSW: Wth of top 4.3m; Wth of base 2.2m; ext. D 0.5m) across the spur S-SW, but the original entrance is not identified. Rath (ME005-009----) is c. 150m to the NNE. 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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53.8558, -6.8421

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