ME01596 - COOLRONAN - Castle - motte and bailey

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It is situated on a slight SE-facing slope. This is a circular flat-topped, grass and scrub-covered mound (diam. of top 13.3m N-S; 12.6m E-W; diam. of base 30m; H c. 5m) defined by a fosse, which is slightly truncated by a N-S lane at W. A grass-covered bailey (dims c. 40m N-S; c. 20m E-W) may have been attached to the E and SE where it is defined by a slight scarp. 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: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.5592, -6.97598

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