ME00579 - RATHKENNY - Earthwork

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Located towards the bottom of a W-facing slope. This is depicted as a circular embanked feature (ext. diam. c. 38m) annotated as the ‘Site of Rathkenny Fort’ on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map and as the ‘Rathkenny Fort (Site of)’ on the 1908 edition. It was described in 1968 (SMR file) as a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 22.7m N-S; 19m E-W) defined by a scarp (H 0.5m at S to 1.15m at W), with an outer fosse (at S: Wth of top 3m; ext. D 0.35m) that was absent at W. An entrance was not identified. 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: 3 August 2022

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7595, -6.65833

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