ME00479 - POTTLEREAGH - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a rise towards the bottom of a N-facing slope. This is a raised, circular, grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 37m N-S; 37m E-W) defined by an overgrown fosse that is best preserved (Wth of top 9m; int. D 3.2m; ext. D 2m) SW-N, and a counterscarp bank incorporated into a field bank N-SE, which is the townland boundary with Clonasillagh W-NE. The original entrance is not identified. In the SE quadrant is a U or V-shaped bank (Wth of base 3.2m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 0.7m) in plan with an outer channel or fosse (Wth of top 3.3m; Wth of base 1.7m; ext. D 0.45m), which is not a souterrain. 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 2018 Amended: 15 December 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7611, -7.02234

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