ME00749 - BALLINTOGHER - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on the crest of a small WNW-ESE ridge. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 31m E-W; 29m N-S) that slopes down to the W. It is defined by the slight remains of an earthen bank NNW-ESE that is largely reduced to a scarp (Wth 2.5-3.5m; H 1.5-1.7m) and an outer fosse (Wth of top 5m; ext. D 1.7m) W-NW and NE-SE. The original entrance is represented by a causeway (Wth of top 1.5m; H 0.3m) at SE. The rath has become overgrown since 1969 (OSAP). 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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

Monument Details

Address:
BALLINTOGHER, Meath
GPS:
53.6969, -7.14671
SMRS:
ME015-077----
what3words:
victorious.staircase.undermines

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