ME00453 - BILLYWOOD - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the bottom of a NE-facing slope. This is a circular overgrown area (diam. 29.5m NW-SE; 27m NE-SW) that slopes down steeply to the NE (H 2m). It is defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 3.4-5.8m; int. H 0.1m at NE (downslope) to 0.3m; at SW; ext. H 1m at SE to 1.3m at NE), with an outer fosse (at SW: Wth of top 4.3m; Wth of base 1.4m; ext. D 0.9m) SSE-NW. The entrance (Wth of base 2.3m) is at ENE. 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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53.7961, -6.92583

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