ME00939 - SLANE - Souterrain

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Located towards the bottom of a steep S-facing slope of Slane Hill. A souterrain is said to have fallen in c. 1910 and it is marked on the 1836 and 1908 editions of the OS 6-inch map where it is described as a ‘Cave’. It was still open but inaccessible in 1939. In 1968 it was described (SMR file) as a circular chamber (diam. 3.45m; H c. 2m) the floor of which was covered in debris but no passage was visible. It had a corbelled roof closed with a single large roofstone (diam. 0.6m; T 0.15m). Archaeological testing (95E0106) by R. Meenan c. 70-120m distant SE-SSW produced no related material ( 1995:235). 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 upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 28 January 2021

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

Monument Details

SLANE, Meath
53.7157, -6.53684

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