ME00714 - GALLEASTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a SW-facing slope. It is not depicted on any map but is visible on aerial photographs (GSIAP: N 259, 260) and later series. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 26m E-W; 24.5m N-S) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 2.8-4m; int. H 0.3-0.4m; ext. H 0.8m) N-E that is largely reduced to a scarp (at W: H 1m), with a fosse (at S: Wth of top 2.8m; int. D 0.8m; ext. D 0.3m) NNE-S. There is a causeway (Wth of top 2m) across the fosse at E, and the perimeter is slightly truncated by a NE-SW field bank and hedge at NW. 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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53.7186, -7.11606

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