ME00133 - COOLE - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a rise at the outer edge of a shelf overlooking a steep slope down to Newcastle Lough that is c. 350m distant at the nearest point. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 37.5m WNW-ESE; 34m NE-SW) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 3.8-4m; int. H 0.6 at E to 1.1m at W; ext. H 1.2m at E to 1.6m at W) and hedge, with an outer fosse (at WNW: Wth of top 7m; Wth of base 3m; ext. D 0.5m) SE-W-NE. There is a modern entrance at E but the original entrance (Wth of base c. 2m), now blocked, is that at SE. 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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COOLE, Meath
53.8595, -6.80247

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