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Located on a shelf of high ground within Trim with a W-E section of the River Boyne c. 80m to the S. Known as Nagles Castle, it is immediately N of the Wall of St Mary's abbey (ME036-048021-) at its W end. This is a rectangular building (int. dims c. 12m E-W; c. 5.5m N-S) but only W and E walls survive partially to the first floor level. The ground floor is featureless and there was no vaulting at this level. The first floor has the remains of a garderobe at the NE angle and a corbelled overhanging chamber at the SE angle, partly supported by the wall of a building to the E. The possibilty that this could be the remains of a building associated with the Augustinian Priory complex (ME036-048021-) should not be discounted. (Bradley and King 1985, 157-8)
This is a National Monument in state ownership, No. 100025.
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.
Date of revision: 18 July 2018
Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.