ME00306 - GLENBOY - Castle - motte and bailey

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Located on an esker ridge that extends off to the W and ESE. This is a subcircular flat-topped earthen mound (dims of top 22m E-W; 17m N-S; H 6m at W to 7.5m at E; dim. of base 46m E-W) planted in trees defined by a fosse (Wth of top 8-12m; ext. D 2.2-3m), with an external bank (at E: Wth c. 6m; ext. H 1.8m) N-S-WSW. There is a crescent-shaped, grass-covered bailey (dims 28m SE-NW; 26m NE-SW) defined by scrub-covered scarps (at W: Wth 4m; H 1.5m), attached to the WNW. 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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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