ME01768 - DANGAN,UMBERSTOWN LITTLE - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a low rise in a low-lying landscape with a small SE-NW stream curving around it c. 35-40m distant S-W. It is depicted faintly as a large circular enclosure described as a ‘Fort’ on the 1836 edition of the OS 6-inch map and as a large hachured feature on the 1912 edition. This is a slightly domed (H 1.2m at SW to 2.3m at NE) and grass-covered subcircular area (dims c. 80m N-S; c. 70m E-W) defined by the lip of a small bank that is largely reduced to an external scarp (H 0.7m at NE to 1.8m at SW) with some bushes. A slight outer fosse (at SW: Wth of top 6m; ext. D 0.6m) only survives ENE-SW and there are traces of an outer bank. An original entrance is not identified, but a NE-SW field bank crosses the interior SE of the centre. 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: 9 August 2019 Amended: 24 March 2023

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.5127, -6.76513

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