ME00707 - LOUGHCREW - Ringfort - rath

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Located in deciduous woodland at the crest of the S-facing slope of the NNW-SSE Carrigawaddy ridge. This is a circular grass and scrub-covered area defined by an earthen bank separated by a fosse from an outer bank which does not survive NE-SE. The entrance through the inner (Wth of base 1.8m) bank and a causeway (Wth of top 3.2m; H 0.4m) across the fosse are at E. There is a possible hut-site just N of the centre of the rath visible as a circular area (int. diam. 6m NNW-SSE; 5.5m ENE-WSW) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 2m; max. H 0.4m), which has a likely entrance (Wth of base 1m) at ESE. 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7208, -7.12761

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