ME00309 - CROSSDRUM LOWER - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on top of a hill. This is an oval grass-covered area (dims 50m ENE-WSW; 37m NNW-SSE) defined by an overgrown earthen bank separated by a fosse from an overgrown outer bank. The entrance through the inner (Wth of base 2.1m) and outer (Wth of base 4.3m) banks and a causeway (Wth of top 2.7m; H 0.7m) are at NNE. There is a depression (dims 9.5m E-W; 5m N-S; D 0.3m) E of the centre that could be a collapsed souterrain, of which there is a local tradition. The inner bank has inner facing stones NE-SE and on either side of the entrance. There is an E-W field bank outside the perimeter SE-SWSW. 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: 31 October 2018

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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53.7701, -7.20105

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