ME00379 - KNOCKMACOONY - Ringfort - rath

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Situated at the SW end of a short NE-SW ridge. This is a subcircular grass and rush-covered area (dims 25m NNE-SW; 21.5m E-W) defined by an earthen bank (at NNE: Wth of base 5m; int. H 0.4m; ext. H 1.8m) NW-ESE, but it is largely reduced to a scarp (at SSE: Wth 4m; H 2mm). This is surrounded by a berm (Wth 3m) defined by a scarp (at NNE: Wth 4m; H 1m) NW-ESE probably representing a fosse and outer bank (max. ext. diam. 40m N-S). There is a widened entrance (Wth of base 3.8m) at SSE. The interior is crossed by an earth and stone field bank or scarp NE-SW a little SE of the centre and it is slightly higher NW of this feature. A concrete structure, now abandoned, was built inside the perimeter at NW. 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

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53.7646, -7.14924

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