ME00679 - PATRICKSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a slight rise at the bottom of the S-facing slope at the E end of the Slieve na Calliagh ridge. This is a raised circular and grass-covered platform (diam. 37m N-S; 36m E-W) defined by a scarp (H 1.2m at NE to 2-2.2m generally) and an outer fosse (Wth of base c. 1.8-2m; ext. D 0.2-0.4m). This is separated by a berm (Wth 8.8m at NW to 18m at SE) from an outer fosse. There is an entrance (Wth of base 6m) through the bank of the inner enclosure and a causeway (Wth of top 3.6m; H 0.35m) across its fosse at NE, and there is a causeway (Wth of top 5m; H 0.3m) across the outer fosse at NE (max. ext. dims c. 80m NW-SE; c. 75m NE-SW). 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 2018

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

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