ME01593 - MOYRATH - Castle - motte and bailey

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Located at the N end of a low NNW-SSE ridge. This is a flat-topped and grass-covered mound (dims of top 11m N-S; c. 30m E-W; diam. of base c. 40m N-S; H 3m at N to 4m at S) with some bushes. It is defined by a wide fosse (at S: Wth of top 10m; ext. D 1.5m), but the N part of the mound had been quarried. There is a grass-covered rectangular bailey (dims 9m N-S; c. 40m E-W) attached ESE-SSW defined by a fosse (at S: Wth of top 7m; ext. D 0.7m) and an outer bank (Wth 4m; ext. H 0.3m) with some bushes at S. There is a causeway (Wth of top 2.3m) connecting the motte and bailey at SSE, and a causeway (Wth of top 2.5m) across the fosse to the bailey at SSE. 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: 21 July 2016

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

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