ME00157 - BALLYMAKANE - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a NW-facing slope overlooked by rath (ME005-040----), which is c. 120m to the NE. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 26m NW-SE; 23.8m NW-SE) that slopes down steeply to the NW (H 1.7m). It is defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 5m; int. H 0.3m at NW to 0.8m at SE (upslope); ext. H 1m at SE to 1.8m at NW) and a slight outer fosse (Wth of top 3.7-5.2m; ext. D 0.2m). There are gaps at W and NNE but the original entrance (Wth of base 1.5m) is probably that at E. 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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53.8365, -6.84513

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