ME01100 - GEEHANSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located just NE of the summit of a hillock in an undulating landscape. This is a circular grass-covered area (diam. 44m WNW-ESE; 40.5m NE-SW) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 6-9m; int. H 0.9-1m; ext. H 1.9-2.4m) with some bushes separated by a rounded fosse (Wth of top 7.5-8m) from an outer earthen bank (Wth of base 3-3.5m; ext. H 0.3m), which is particularly massive (Wth of base 7m; ext. H 0.9m) at SW and incorporated into a field bank W-N. The interior is uneven, probably from old quarries, and 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: 11 January 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6634, -7.0934

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