ME00236 - DRUMCONDRA - Castle - motte and bailey

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Located at the crest of the N-facing slope of a hill. The motte is a circular grass and scrub-covered, flat-topped mound (max. diam. of top 14m NW-SE; diam. of base 34m NW-SE; H 5m at SE to 7.5m at NW) with some trees defined by a fosse (Wth of top 7-10m; D 1.6m). There is a raised rectangular and grass-covered bailey (dims of top 30m NE-SW; 27m SE-NW) defined by traces of a bank (Wth 4.5m; int. H 0.5m) at E and S and by overgrown fosses (at SE: Wth of top 9m; int. D 3m; ext. D 1.6m) on every side extending ESE of the motte. 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. Date of revision: 7 June 2016

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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