ME00451 - SHANCARNAN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a fairly low but meandering N-S ridge. This is a raised circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. c. 34m E-W; 31m NNW-SSE) that is planted in deciduous trees. It is defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 5-5.5m; int. H 0.5-0.7m; ext. H 3-3.5m) separated by a fosse (Wth of top 8-15m; Wth of base 3 normally to 8m at S; ext. D 2m) from an outer earthen bank (Wth of base 5-7m; ext. H 1.7m at N to 2.6m at S) that has an external stone facing. There is an entrance through both banks and a causeway at ESE. 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: 22 February 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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