ME00214 - BRITTAS - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a rise at the SW edge of an undulating plateau. This rath is described as ‘Lissanard’ – the high lios – in gothic lettering on the OS 6-inch maps. It is a raised circular and grass-covered area (diam. 45.4m E-W; 42.8m N-S) with some rock outcrop defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 10m; int. H 1m; ext. H 3m) with some trees and outer fosse (Wth of top 4.5m; Wth of base 2.8m; D c. 0.5m). The entrance (Wth of base 2.2m) and causeway (Wth of top 4m; H 0.8m) are at SE. Rath (ME005-091----) is immediately to the W. 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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53.8145, -6.76892

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