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 (excavations.ie 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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.