ME00791 - CASTLEPOLE - Ringfort - rath

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Located at the N edge of a plain and on the S bank of a W-E section of the Blackwater River, with the stream c. 40m to the N. This is an oval grass-covered area (dims 42m WNW-ESE: 33m; NNE-SSW) defined by an earthen bank (at SSW: Wth of base 9m; int. H 0.8m; ext. H 1.2m) and hedge, with an outer fosse (at SSW: Wth of top 10m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 0.4m) SSE-W. The bank is reduced to a scarp (at NNW: Wth 6m; H 2.8m) and hedge NW-E that melds into the natural slope at N. The original entrance (Wth of base 1.3m) is at E. 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

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7418, -6.93681

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