ME00667 - NEWTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located towards the top of the S-facing slope down from the col between Carrickbrack c. 330m to the W and a shoulder of Carnbane East c. 380m to the NE. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 30m) defined by an external fosse (Wth of top 6m; Wth of base 3m; D 0.7-1.2m; ext. D 0.3m) and counterscarp bank SSE-S and SW-NW (Wth 3m; ext. H 0.7m). There is an entrance gap and causeway at SE and the perimeter is slightly truncated by a NNW-SSE road bank at E. 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: 6 February 2017

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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53.7399, -7.12009

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