ME00335 - MOAT - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a W-facing slope in an undulating landscape. It was described in 1969 as a large but overgrown circular area (diam. c. 70m N-S; c. 70m E-W) that slopes down to the NW. It was defined by the remains of an earthen bank (at N: Wth of base 4m; Wth of top 1.2m; int. H 0.9m; ext. H 1.1m) N-NE and at SE, and by a scarp (at W: Wth 2m; H 3m) SW-N. There is an outer fosse (at SE: Wth of top 5m; Wth of base 2.2m; ext. D 1.1m) visible S-W. The original entrance was not identified. The interior had been cleared of growth by 1995 (OSAP) and is now grass-covered. 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

Monument Details

MOAT, Meath
53.7576, -7.21657

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