ME00543 - BUTLERSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a slight rise at the crest of a W-facing slope overlooking the headwaters of a small canalised S-N stream that is c. 70m to the W. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 49.5m E-W; 49m N-S) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (at S: Wth of base 6.5m; int. H 0.4m; ext. H 1.4m) largely reduced to a scarp (at N: Wth 4m; H 1.7m) and an outer fosse (Wth of top 8m at N to 10m at S; Wth of base 2m at N to 4.5m at S; ext. D 1-1.2m). The original entrance (Wth of base 5m) and traces of a causeway (Wth of top c. 7.5m) are at SE where the fosse is most eroded. 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 upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 2 August 2022, 15 December 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7971, -6.74499

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