ME00178 - CARRICKSPRINGAN - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the top of an E-facing slope. This is a circular overgrown area (diam. 23.3m E-W) that slopes down to the E (H 2.3m). It is defined by an earthen bank (at W: Wth of base 14m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 1.2m) and outer flat-bottomed fosse (at W: Wth of top 5.2m; Wth of base 2.6m; ext. D 0.9m) on the upslope side SW-NW but the perimeter is largely reduced to a scarp (at E: Wth 3.5m; H 2.2m) and a slight fosse (at E: Wth of top 6m; Wth of base 1m; ext. D 0.3m). There is an outer field bank (Wth 2m; int. H 0.4m; ext. H 0.2m) E-S-NW. There is a ramp entrance (Wth of base 2.5m) and overgrown causeway (Wth of top c. 2m) at ENE, the lowest point. 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: 5 September 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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