ME00424 - BALLINVALLY - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a steep NW-facing slope of Patrickstown Hill on the N side of Slieve na Calligh ridge. This is a circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. c. 30m NE-SW; 28.5m NW-SE) that slopes down steeply to the N. It is defined by an overgrown earth and stone bank (Wth of base 4.75-7m; int. H 0.3m at NW to 0.8m at SE (upslope); ext. H flush at SE to 1.8m at NW), with traces of a fosse, largely represented as a berm (at NW: Wth 8m) NW-E-S. The entrance (Wth of base 1.5m) with boulders on either side is at W. A sunken area (dims of top 3.5m NW-SE; 2.6m NE-SW; D 0.3m) just NW of the centre could be a hut-site. Cashel (ME009-069----) is c. 90m to the S. 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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