ME00207 - BRITTAS - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a short SE-NW spur within deciduous woodland. This is a raised circular area (diam. 34.5m NNE-SSW; 33m WNW-ESE) defined by an earthen bank (at E: Wth of base 5.5m; int. H 0.45m; ext. H 1.5m) separated by a fosse (at E: Wth of base c. 2.8m; ext. D 0.9m) from an outer bank (at E: Wth of base 5.2m; ext. H 1.3m), and outer fosse (at E: Wth of top 3.3m; Wth of base 1.5m; ext. D 0.7m) that is only visible N-E. At SW the inner fosse and outer bank merge into a berm. There is an entrance Wth of base 1.5m) in the inner bank at SSE (max. ext. diam. 61m WNW-ESE). 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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