ME00680 - PATRICKSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated just S of the summit of a low ridge, which is at the bottom of the S-facing slope at the E end of the Slieve na Calliagh ridge, in an area known as Knockrath. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. c. 29.5m E-W; c. 27.5m N-S) defined by a widely spread earthen bank (Wth of base 10.5-12m; int. H 0.2-0.4m; ext. H 0.8m at E to 1.7m at W) and an outer fosse (at W: Wth of base 4m; ext. D 0.2m) that is largely reduced to a berm (at E: Wth 7m). The entrance might be a slight ramp (Wth 3.7m) at W. The entrance to souterrain (ME015-018002-) is on the perimeter of the rath 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. 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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53.7387, -7.06581

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