ME01101 - GEEHANSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a hillock in an undulating landscape with a NW-SE canalised stream c. 60m to the SW. This is a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 40.5m NE-SW; 28m NNW-SSE) defined by an earthen bank with some bushes (Wth of base 8.5-9m; int. H c. 0.9m; ext. H 1.9-2.4m) separated by a rounded fosse (Wth of top 7.5-8; ext. D 0.7-0.9m) from an outer bank (Wth of base 3.3m at NE to 7m at SW; ext. H 0.3m at NW to 0.9m at SW), which is missing ESE-S. There is an entrance through the inner bank (Wth of base 2.5m) and a causeway (Wth of top 2.7m; H 0.5m) at SSE (ext. diam. 62m NE-SW). 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 Amended: 23 March 2023

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6605, -7.09163

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