ME00459 - RATHINREE UPPER - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a S-facing slope. This is a circular grass-covered platform (diam. 42m WNW-ESE; 39m N-S) defined by an earthen bank best preserved (at WNW: Wth of base 6m; int. H 0.8m; ext. H 2.8m) SW-W-NE that is separated by a fosse (Wth of top 7.5-9m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 0.8m) from an outer counterscarp bank (at WNW: Wth of base 5m; ext. H 0.7m). The widened entrance through the inner (Wth of base 3.8m) and outer (Wth of base 4.2m) banks and a causeway are at SE (max. ext. diam. 63m WNW-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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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53.7775, -6.91411

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