ME00307 - BALLINRINK - Ringfort - rath

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Situated just off the crest of a NE-facing slope. This is a large D-shaped and grass-covered area (dims 48m NE-SW; 45m NW-SE) that slopes down to the NE. It is defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 5-6m; int. H 0.7m; ext. H 0.7m generally to 2.5m at NE) with some bushes that is incorporated into a NNE-SSW field bank W-NW, and an outer fosse (Wth of top 7.5-9m; Wth of base 4; ext. D 0.7m at SE to 1.2m at SW) that is visible ESE-W. The straight side is at SE (L c. 35m) and there is a NW-SE field bank outside the bank SW-W. The original entrance is not identified. 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. Revised by: Michael Moore Date of revision: 31 October 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7703, -7.23927

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