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Situated on a slight S-facing slope. It is depicted as a linear hachured feature (L c. 150m) forming the townland boundary between Ballynamona to the W and Mountainpole to the E only on the 1912 edition of the OS 6-inch map. It is on the N side of a minor E-W road, but it may have extended S of that road to the W-E River Blackwater (L c. 350m). North of the road it survives as a fosse (at S: Wth of top 8.7m; D at E: 1.6m) on the E side of an overgrown earthen bank (at S: Wth of base 6m; H at E c. 1.5m; H at W c. 2m). A field bank occupies the base of the fosse and the earthworks decrease in scale as they proceed N. (O’Connell 1969, 448)
O’Connell, P. 1969 The topography of the Lough Ramor region. Part II. Breifne, vol. 3, No. 12, 443-80.
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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.