ME01599 - CARRANSTOWN GREAT - Enclosure

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Situated on a slight NW-facing slope. This rath is not depicted on any map but is visible on aerial photographs (GSIAP: N 147, 148) and later series. The SW quadrant of an enclosure survives as a D-shaped grass-covered area (dims 38m N-S; 32.5m E-W) defined by a fosse (Wth of top 3.5m; int. D 0.9-1.1m; ext. D 0.3m at W to 0.7m at S). There is an entrance ramp (Wth 3m) and causeway at SW. It is truncated by field banks at N and E and does not survive visibly in adjacent fields. There is a bullaun stone (dims c. 1m x c. 0.8m) with a single basin in the interior. 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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