ME01112 - GALBOYSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a rise in an undulating landscape. This is a raised and grass-covered subcircular area (dims 51m ENE-WSW; c. 40m NW-SE) defined by an earthen bank (at ENE: Wth 11m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 1m) separated by a slight fosse (at ENE: Wth of top 8.5m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 0.3m) from an outer earthen bank (at ENE: Wth of base 9m; ext. H 1.2m) with some bushes NW-NE. The inner bank morphs into a scarp (at WSW: Wth 5m; H 1.7m) and the fosse into a berm (at WSW: Wth 7.5m) defined by the outer bank that has morphed into another scarp (at WSW: Wth 7m; H 1.6m) NE-S-WSW. There are traces of a third bank (at WSW: Wth 5m; ext. H 1m) S-WSW that is incorporated into a NNE-SSW field bank WSW-NW. The widened entrance through the inner (Wth of base 10m) and outer (Wth of base 10m) banks is at ESE. The E quadrant of the interior has old quarry pits. 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: 27 February 2019 Amended: 23 March 2023

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6681, -7.03041

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