ME00520 - KNOCKGLASS - Ringfort - rath

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Situated at the W end of a broad but low hill. This is a raised circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 44m N-S; 43m E-W) defined by a slight earthen bank (at SSE: Wth of base 10m; Wth of top 3.2m; int. H 0.3m; ext. H 3.2m) NW-E-S on a high scarp. The overgrown scarp is separated by a fosse (at SSE: Wth of top 7.9m; Wth of base 5m; ext. D 0.9m) E-SW from an outer bank (at SSE: Wth of base 7.2m; ext. H 1m) SE-SW and NNW-ENE. The beehive chamber of a souterrain (ME011-029002-) is inside the perimeter at W where the interior of the rath is higher. The original entrance to the rath is not identified. Rath (ME011-030----) is c. 90m to the SE. 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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
KNOCKGLASS, Meath
GPS:
53.7615, -6.87209
SMRS:
ME011-029001-
what3words:
chorus.nets.worm

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