ME00787 - BALLINLOUGH LITTLE - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a rise in a low-lying landscape with a canalised WSW-ENE stream immediately outside it SE-SW. This is a subcircular grass-covered platform (dims 35m NE-SW; 30m NW-SE) defined by a scarp (at NE: Wth 7m; H 1.2m; at SW: Wth 6m; H 0.8m) and an outer fosse (at SW: Wth of top 10m; ext. D 0.4m) S-W with a wide outer bank (at SW: Wth of base 13m; Wth of top 7m; ext. H 0.5m) and second external fosse (Wth of top 6m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 0.3m) S-W. A dip (Wth of base 2.5m) in the inner scarp at SE is probably the original entrance. 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: 25 February 2019 Amended: 3 March 2023

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7404, -7.02671

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