Situated beneath the mound associated with St. Ann’s church (ME025-002001-). Ditches and occupation levels, including hearths and pits dating to the earlier first millennium AD were recovered in excavation (E000149) by E. P. Kelly. A bronze Roman fibula or brooch of 1st century date, together with flint scrapers and coarse pottery were amongst the finds. There were also late and post-Roman imported goods, including B ware and E ware, and fragments of a green glass vessel dating from the 5th to 9th centuries. Sections of a fosse (Wth 4m; D 2m) were excavated at two points, suggesting that an extensive area (diam. c. 90m) was enclosed, with numerous features within it evidenced by sections of smaller curved and linear ditches. (NMI file; Kelly 1973, 10; 1976)
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/revision: 27 June, 2014Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage