ME01351 - DUNLOUGH - Enclosure

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Situated on a low NW-SE ridge. An oval feature (dims c. 50m E-W; c. 30m N-S) with what might be a pond attached just to the NE is depicted on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map where it is described as a ‘Fort’. An earthen bank (Wth of base 5m; H 0.5m) with a silted outer fosse (Wth of top 3m; ext. D 1m) survived in 1969 (SMR file) from the NW angle of a rectangular enclosure in an area of old grass-covered quarries and its outline can be seen on aerial image (OSAP 1995). 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.5886, -6.75088

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