ME00708 - LOUGHCREW - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a shelf on the NE-facing slope of the NNW-SSE Carrigawaddy ridge. This is a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 40.5m NW-SE; 36m NE-SW) that slopes down to the E. It is defined by an earth and stone bank with evidence of inner stone facing which is separated by a fosse from a slight outer bank with some bushes that is missing W-ENE. The entrance through the inner (Wth of base 1.5m) bank and a causeway (Wth of base 7.8m; H 0.2-0.4m) are at ESE, the lowest point of the interior. There is a possible hut-site visible as a sunken grass-covered area (diam. c. 10-11.5m; D 0.5m) defined by fragments of a bank at N, SE and SW which is located inside the inner bank at N, and there are some relict field banks surviving in the S interior of the rath. 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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