ME00639 - BALTRASNA - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a ridge in an undulating landscape. This is an oval grass-covered area (dims 47.5m N-S; 38m E-W) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 6.5-7m; int. H 0.5-0.8m; int. H 2.5-2.8m) separated by a fosse (Wth of top 7.5-8m; Wth of base 1.7-2m; ext. D 0.7m at ENE to 1.15m at WSW) from an outer overgrown bank (at WNW: Wth of base 4.3m; ext. H 0.7m), both of which only survive E-W-N. There are entrances through the inner bank at NNE (Wth of base 3m) and SSW (Wth 3m), both probably modern. Enclosure (ME0014-016----) is c. 70m 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: 21 November 2018

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7301, -7.21425

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