ME01684 - FOXTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated in a fairly low-lying position in an undulating landscape with a NNW-SSE esker ridge c. 200m to the W and higher ground to the N and SE. This is a raised and slightly domed, grass-covered and circular platform (diam. 32.5m N-S; 29.5m E-W) defined by a scarp (Wth 7-7.2m; H 2-2.2m) and an outer fosse (Wth of top 9.5-11; ext. D 0.5m). The widened ramp entrance (Wth of base 4.2m) with a causeway (Wth of top 1.8m; H 0.4m) is at SE, but there are old quarries at E and S. 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 August 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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