ME00138 - CARRICKLECK - Ringfort - rath

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Situated towards the bottom of a SW-facing slope with a small E-W stream circling around it SE-SW c. 60m distant. This is a circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 31m N-S; 28.5m WNW-ESE) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (at ESE: Wth of base 5m; int. H 0.9m; ext. H 1.5m) that melds into the hillslope NW-NE, with a fosse (at ESE: Wth of top 6.4m; ext. D 1m) ESE-S-W. The original entrance (Wth of base 1.8m) is at SSE, and the rath is surrounded by field banks NE-S-SW. 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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