ME01353 - MOYMET - Gatehouse

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Located on a level landscape c. 80m N of the tower house (ME030-023----) and the house (ME030-023001-). This is a rectangular structure (ext. dims 7.4m E-W; 5.6m N-S) with a vaulted N-S passage (Wth 3.6m) behind a round arch on the N wall, but much of the vault is damaged. A flat-arched doorway in the W wall of the passage leads to a guard room with a N-S barrel-vault and a light in the N wall and another in the S wall. Externally, a flat-arched doorway (Wth 0.78m) in the S wall leads to a newel stairs that rises to the first floor, which has large windows in the N and W walls and a fireplace with two small lights in the E wall. 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 June 2016

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.5873, -6.82499

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