Situated on a low ridge in a low-lying undulating landscape. It is a circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 43m NW-SE; 41.5m NE-SW) defined by an earthen bank and hedge (at NW: Wth of base c. 5.5m; int. H c. 0.2m; ext. H 1.7m), with the remains of a fosse (at NW: Wth of top 7m; ext. D 0.7m) largely visible as a berm. The original entrance (Wth of base 1.7m) is at S. Just N of the centre are the remains of a rectangular house (int. dims 8.8m NNW-SSE; 6.5m ENE-WSW) defined by earthen banks (Wth c. 2.7m; H 0.2-0.3m) with entrance gaps in the NNW (Wth of base 1.4m) and SSE (Wth of base 1.6m) sides. It has been excluded from a forest since 2005 (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: 10 January 2019Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage