Situated on a small drumlin with the SSE-NNW Corkey River and the county boundary with Louth c. 100m to the E. Animal bones were discovered in ploughing this field, and there was local knowledge of an extended inhumation discovered there in the 1930s. During that decade when it was under a cereal crop a ring of higher growth (diam. c. 30m) encircling the summit was known locally. The field is called ‘Crocksmothy’ according to the Meath Field Names Project, for which see this web-page accessed on 26/09/2018: http://www.meathfieldnames.com/ This is derived from ‘Cnoc a Mhóta’ – Hill of the mound. No animal bones were recovered in field walking in 1993 when it was ploughed, but a circular cropmark defined by a fosse feature, with an outer fosse W-N is visible on OSI aerial images (1995, 2000). It is also visible on Google Earth (29/06/2018).
Compiled by: Michael Moore
Date of upload: 30 October 2018Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.