ME00739 - GORTLONEY - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a NW-SE ridge in an undulating landscape. This is a raised circular overgrown area (diam. 26.5m WNW-ESE) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (at WNW: Wth of base 7.5m; int. H 1.4m; ext. H 3.8m) W-N that is largely reduced to an external scarp (at ESE: H 3.4m). It is surrounded by a fosse (Wth of top 6-7m; Wth of base 1-2m; ext. D 0.2m at E to 1.3m at W), with an outer field bank (at WSW: Wth of base 1.5m; ext. H 0.3m) SE-W-NNW. The original entrance (Wth of base 2.5m) and causeway (Wth of top 2.1m; H 0.4m) are at SE. Rath (ME015-066----) is c. 150m to the N. 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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53.7071, -7.1656

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