ME00132 - KILMAINHAMWOOD - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the bottom of a NE-facing slope. This is a circular grass and rush-covered area with some scrub (diam. 46m N-S; 43m E-W) that slopes down slightly to the S (H 1m). It is defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 5.2-6.2m; int. H 0.8-1m; ext. H 2.4-3.1m) and an outer fosse (Wth of top 5-8m; Wth of base 2-2.3m; ext. D 0.3m at S to 1.3m at N), which has an outer bank (Wth of base 3.8m; ext. H 0.9m) NW-ENE. The fosse may have been re-cut S-WSW. The widened entrance (Wth of base 4m) and causeway (Wth of top 3.4m; H 0.4-0.8m) are at ESE. 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.

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