ME00515 - STAHOLMOG - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a low rise in an undulating landscape, with Staholmog parish church (ME011-025----) c. 250m to the E. This is a raised and circular but slightly dished grass-covered area (diam. 48m N-S; 44m E-W) defined by an earthen bank S-SW and NW-NNE (Wth of base 10m; int. H 0.8m; ext. H 0.9m) but largely by a scarp (at N: Wth 4m; H 1.5m; at S: Wth 4m; H 3m) with trees and bushes. There is no visible fosse but the ramp entrance (Wth of base 2.3m) is at SE. Modern structures impinge on the base of the scarp SE-SW and a field bank is built at its base SW-NNE, from where a straight NNW-SSE road bank truncates the scarp slightly NNE-E. 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: 9 April 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7755, -6.79596

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