ME00171 - GARMANAGH - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a slight S-facing slope. This is a circular grass and rush-covered area (diam. 30.5m NW-SE; 28.5m NE-SW) that slopes down to the S. It is defined by an earthen bank (at E: Wth of base 3.5m; int. H 0.6m; ext. H 1m) incorporated into the bank of a farm lane inside the monument N-ESE, and an outer fosse deepened to a drain (Wth of base 2.1m) N-ESE, but the perimeter is largely reduced to a scarp (at SSW: Wth 1.1m; H 0.5m). The original entrance is not identified, and the monument remains unplanted in a forest since before 1995 (OSAP). 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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