ME00864 - FYANSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a rise on the N bank of a NW-SE section of the River Blackwater, with the stream c. 30m to the W. This is a subcircular grass and scrub-covered area (dims 35m NE-SW; 31m NNW-SSE) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 12-13m; int. H 0.8-1m; ext. H 2.2-2.4m) separated by a fosse (Wth of base 1m; ext. D 0.6-0.9m) WNW-E-S from a small outer bank (Wth of base 2m at S to 6m at N; ext. H 0.1m at S to 0.4m at N) that morphs into a field bank E-S. The original entrance is not identified. 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: 12 April 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.7195, -6.82283

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