ME00677 - BALRATH - Moated site

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Located on a prominent rise at the bottom of the S-facing slope of Patrickstown Hill. It is not depicted on any OS 6-inch map but is visible on aerial photographs (GSIAP: N 307 / 657). This is a raised rectangular and grass-covered area (dims 31-33m N-S; 29-33m E-W) defined by scarps (H 0.6m at E to 1.3m at N and 2.4m at SW). There is an entrance ramp (Wth 6m) at the centre of the S side. There is no evidence of a fosse or moat, but there are numerous old grass-covered quarries in the vicinity. 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: 8 January 2019

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

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