ME00574 - RATHBRANCHURCH - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a shelf that is on a S-facing slope. This is a slightly raised, circular, grass and rush-covered area (diam. 38m WNW-ESE) defined by an earthen bank (at N; Wth of base 4.5m; int. H 0.6m; ext. H 1.7m) with some bushes and an outer fosse (at N: Wth of top 3.7m; Wth of base 2.6m; ext. D 0.25m) that has been re-cut as a drain with a field bank outside it SE-W. The original entrance (Wth at base 1.9m) with a causeway (Wth of top 1.6m; H 0.2m) is at SE. It remains unplanted in a forest with a fallow area (Wth 20m) around it. 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

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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