ME01078 - STIRRUPSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a hillock in a low-lying undulating landscape. This is a circular grass-covered area coming to a sharp angle at N (diam. 28m NNE-SSW; 27m E-W) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 3.6-4.8; int. H 0.3-0.7m; ext. H 1.2-1.9m) with some bushes and traces of an inner stone facing. There is an outer fosse (Wth of base 2m; ext. D 0.6m) SW-N, and an outer bank (Wth of base 4.3m; ext. H 0.8m) SSW-WSW, which could be incorporated into a NE-SW field bank SE-SSW. The entrance (Wth of base 1.9m) is at NNW. The interior is overlain by fragments of a NW-SE field bank, with another bank extending SW from it at the centre. The outer bank had been removed by 1995 (OSAP). 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: 10 January 2019

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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