ME00137 - GARMANAGH - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the top of a N and W-facing slope with the valley of a small E-W stream c. 85m to the N. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 40m N-S) that slopes down to the N (H 1.8m). It is defined by an earthen bank (at S: Wth of base 9.5m; int. H 0.9m; ext. H 1.5m; at N: Wth of base 5m; int. H 0.4m; ext. H 1.45m) and hedge with an outer fosse (Wth of top 4.8-5.8m; Wth of base 0.7m at S to 3.5m at N). There is a slight outer bank (at N: Wth of base 2m; ext. H 0.1m) W-N-E. There is an entrance (Wth of base 1.8m) but no causeway at SSE but the original entrance (Wth of base 2.2m), now blocked, and causeway (Wth of top 2.4m; H 0.5m) are at NNW. 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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