ME00156 - ARDMAGHBREAGUE - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a slight rise overlooking a small SW-NE section of a W-E stream that is c. 50m to the N. This rath is described as ‘Dungunnion Fort’ on the 1836 and 1908 editions of the OS 6-inch map. It is a slightly raised circular grass-covered area with some rock outcrop (diam. 42m NE-SW) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 4-5m; int. H 0.2-0.7m; ext. H 1.3-2m), with slight traces of a fosse (at NE: Wth c. 3m; ext. D 0.2m). There are gaps in the bank at SE, S and SW (Wth of base 2.3m), but the last is the most likely original entrance. 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: 4 September 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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