ME01343 - NEWTOWN OR BALLYFALLON - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on the W bank of a NW-SE section of the Athboy River with the stream c. 80m to the NE. It is not depicted on any map but is visible on aerial photographs (GSIAP: N 76, 77, 96, 97) but only barely on later series. It was described in 1985 (SMR file) as a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 63m N-S; 57m E-W) defined by a slight earthen bank (Wth of base c. 3m; int. H 0.5m) ESE-W, and a complete fosse (Wth of top 4-6m; int. D 0.4m at E to 1m at S; ext. D 0.2m). There was a wide gap (Wth of base 7m) in the bank at 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: 17 April 2019

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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