ME00201 - RATHMANOO - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on the summit of a NW-SE drumlin ridge. This is a raised subcircular and grass-covered platform (dims 40m NNE-SSW; 35m WNW-ESE) defined by a by a fosse (at SE: Wth of top 8m; Wth of base 2.5m; int. D 1.8m; ext. D 1.2m; at NW: Wth of top 9m; Wth of base 2.5m; int. D 3m; ext. D 1.8m) and a largely overgrown outer bank (Wth of base 4-5m; ext. H 0.3m at SE to 1.8m at NW) that only survives SE-W-NW. The ramp entrance (Wth of base 2.9m) and causeway (H 0.6m) are at SSE. A NW-SE field bank that overlay the monument has been removed from the platform but is extant in the fosse. 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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