The following 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 upload/revision: 10 July 2007
Enclosed on area of c. 49 acres and must date in part from thirteenth century when earliest murage grant was made in 1290. Ran from Castle (ME036-048004-) across to Emmet Street where section survives (ME036-048006-). Turned N at back of properties on W side of Emmet Street to River Boyne where further sections survive. On N side of river ran from a point opposite Watergate up to Athboy gate. From there ran E c. 200m, just S of friary site (ME036-048022-) and turned S, crossing Navan Street at Navan gate and continuing S to Sheep gate (ME036-048011-) and river. Sections of wall survive S of Navan gate and around Sheep gate but difficult to know if they are original. (Bradley forthcoming)Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.