ME00371 - BOOLIES - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a hillock in an undulating landscape. This is a raised circular and grass-covered area (diam. 29m NW-SE; 26.5m NE-SW) that slopes down to the E. It is defined by a slight earthen bank (at ESE: Wth of base 4.5m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 1.9m) N-E-S that is reduced to a terraced scarp (at WNW: Wth 3.5m; H 1.8m) S-W-N. At the base of the scarp is a fosse (at ENE: Wth of top 2.5m; ext. D 0.2m) and an outer bank (at ESE: Wth of base 2.5m; ext. H 0.3m) NE-S. The entrance through the inner (Wth of base 1.2m) and outer (Wth of base c. 2.8m) banks is at E. Field walls approaching from the S and W meet at the centre, and the SW quadrant is planted in coniferous trees. 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 2019

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

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