ME00678 - PATRICKSTOWN - Castle - motte

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Situated on the lower SE-facing slope of Slieve na Callaigh. This is a flat-topped, grass-covered mound (diam. of top 12m; diam. of base 35m; H 5-7m) defined by wide fosse SE-W-N, on the up-slope side, with the remains of an outer bank at NW. The top of the motte is quarried and spoil may have been dumped in fosse at NW. There are slight traces of a bailey (dims 31m ENE-WSW; 24m NNW-SSE) to the SE defined by a possible bank at SSE. 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. Date of upload: 10 July 2007

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

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53.744, -7.08193

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