ME01656 - READSTOWN,STOKESTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a slight rise in an undulating landscape. This is a raised and circular grass and scrub-covered area (diam. c. 39m) defined by a scarp (at NNE: Wth 2.2m; H 1.4m), with an outer fosse (at NNE: Wth of top 7m; Wth of base 3.7m; ext. D 0.5m) that only survives NW-NNE. The interior is cut by a NE-SW field bank and townland boundary with Readstown towards the perimeter at SE but the monument is not evident SE of this feature and much of the rest of the perimeter has been quarried. An original entrance is not identified. 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 upload/revision: 10 July 2007

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.5255, -6.76432

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