ME01164 - ARDMULCHAN - Castle - motte

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Located at the tip of a S-N spur (H c. 30m) with a S-N section of the River Boyne c. 50m to the W and the valley of a SE-NW stream c. 50m to the E. This is a flat-topped grass-covered earthen mound (top dims 36m N-S; 27m E-W; diam. of base 57m N-S; H 4.4m at S to 6.8m at N) with some trees. It is defined by a bank (at N: Wth 6m; int. H 1m; ext. H 1.7m; at S: Wth c. 15m; int. H 0.8m; ext. H 1.2m) around the base which may be a landscape feature as the monument was once planted with trees (max. ext. diam. c. 90m N-S). The parish church of Ardmulchan (ME025-020001-) is c. 50m to the S. 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: 2 June 2016

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.6744, -6.62697

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