ME01771 - GILBERTSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a shelf on a SW-facing slope. This is a raised grass and scrub-covered oval area (dims 47m WNW-ESE; 37m NNE-SSW) defined by an overgrown earthen bank (Wth of base 8-9m; int. H 1-1.2m; ext. H 2.5m), with a field bank at the bottom of its outer face WSW-WNW. There is a complete outer fosse (at SSW: Wth of top 5.5m; ext. D 0.5m). The original entrance (Wth of base 1.6m) and causeway (Wth of top 3m; H 0.3m) are at ESE. 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

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.4808, -6.88524

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