ME01594 - RATHCORMICK - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a level landscape. This is a circular area (diam. 34m E-W; 32.5m N-S) defined by an earthen bank (at N: Wth of base 3.5m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 0.6m) largely reduced to a scarp (at S: Wth 1.5m; H 0.5m) separated by a berm (Wth 1.5-2m) from an outer earthen bank (Wth of base 3-4.5m; int. H 0.2m; ext. H 1m) and an outer drain (Wth of base 1m; ext. D 0.4-0.5m). The outer bank and drain are in straight sections (L c. 10m) and may be secondary relating to its use as a tree-ring and it is now planted in coniferous trees. There are entrances in the inner bank at N (Wth of base 4m) and E (Wth of base 1.7m). 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: 5 July 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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