The following 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.
Date of upload/revision: 10 July 2007
Flat-topped mound of earth defined by wide ditch (diam. of top 19m, diam. of base 45m, max. H 7.8m). Surrounded by tree-ring bank and ditch. Church (ME019-060002-) and cloister (ME019-060008-) nearby to E.
Flat-topped mound of earth defined by wide rock cut ditch (diam. of top 19m, diam. of base 45m, max. H 7.8m). Surrounded by tree-ring bank and ditch. Low stone walling is evident around the summit edge, especially on the N side.Church (ME019-060002-) and cloister (ME019-060008-) nearby to E. Slane was the heart of a medieval barony granted to the le Fleming family. Richard le Fleming is thought to have built this castle site. It stands centrally within a circular enclosure ( ME019-109----). The 2010 geophysical survey on the motte suggests a buried stone structure (Seaver, M. & Brady, C. 2011).
Compiled by Geraldine Stout
Date of upload: 28 March 2012Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.