ME01315 - FRAINE - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on top of a hill. This is a grass-covered circular area (diam. 30m NNE-SSW; 27m WNW-ESE) defined by an earthen bank (at NNE: Wth of base 5.5m; int. H 0.2m; ext. H 0.5m) W-N-E, and by a fosse (at SSW: Wth of top 7m; int. D 0.5m; ext. D 0.2m) S-WNW. The monument is divided into two by an E-W field bank, but the original entrance is not identified. Just S of the field bank is a circular depression (diam. 7m N-S; 6m E-W) defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 2.8m; H 0.3-0.4m), which is probably the remains of a souterrain with a beehive chamber reported by Beryl Moore (Rynne and Prendergast 1962, 43). 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: 28 February 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.5996, -6.94081

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