ME00722 - THOMASTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on the summit of a NNW-SSE ridge in an undulating low-lying landscape. This is a raised oval and grass-covered area (dims 30.5m NNW-SSE; 20m ENE-WSW) defined by an earthen bank (at SE: Wth of base 7.5m; int. H 0.4m; ext. H 2.7m) SE-W, largely reduced to a scarp (at NNW: Wth 5.5m; H 2.7m) elsewhere. The interior is separated by a fosse (Wth of top 8m; Wth of base 1.5m; ext. D 0.4-0.5m) from an outer earthen bank (Wth of base 3.5m; ext. H 0.8m) that has some external stone facing, but the fosse and outer bank are reduced to a berm NNE-SE. There is a stone-lined entrance through the inner (Wth of base 2m) and outer (Wth of base 3.2m) banks at S that might be related to the stone-facing of the outer bank. 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: 9 January 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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