ME00161 - BOYNAGH - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a steep E-facing slope and c. 200m N of Boynagh Hill House and it had been adapted a tree-ring. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 49.5m N-S; 46.5m E-W) that slopes down to the E and is planted with deciduous trees. It is defined by an earthen bank (at NNW: Wth of base 6.7m; Wth of top 1.2m; int. H 1.6m; ext. H 1.8m) incorporated into a field bank S-W-N, and a scarp (at E: Wth 1.5m; H 2.1m) elsewhere, with an outer drain (at E: Wth of top 1.8m; Wth of base 1.45m; ext. D 0.55m) WNW-E. The original entrance might be a gap (Wth of base 2m) 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: 4 September 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.8426, -6.80992

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