ME00394 - DRUMSAWRY OR SUMMERBANK - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a prominent rise in an undulating landscape. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 38m ENE-WSW; 37m N-S) defined by the slight remains of an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 3-5m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 1m at ENE to 1.8m at WSW) surrounded by a fosse (Wth of top 6-7m; Wth of base 1-3m; ext. D 0.6-0.7m), and a slight external bank (Wth of base 2-3m; ext. H 0.3-0.6m) ESE-W. The fosse is reduced to a berm, and the counterscarp bank is absent W-N. The entrance (Wth of base 1.45m) and causeway (Wth of top 3.6m; H 0.2-04m) and a gap in the outer bank (Wth 8.2m) are at WSW (max. ext. diam. 52m ENE-WSW). 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: 1 November 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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