ME01783 - ISAACSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a small hillock in a gently undulating landscape. This is a raised, circular, grass and scrub-covered area (diam. 39m E-W; 38.5m N-S) defined by an earthen bank, with an outer fosse S-NW and an outer bank S-W-NE that morphs into a field bank with an outer drain NE-ESE. The original entrance (Wth of base 4.7m) is just E of S. An old grass-covered quarry trench (Wth 3-3.5m; D 1-1.2m) with no spoil mound cuts off the SE quadrant, cutting through the defining scarp at E and S. At the centre of the rath is a large rectangular grass-covered area (int. dims 12m x 5.7m) defined by a wide bank (Wth 3m; H 0.3m) with an entrance (Wth 1.7m) towards the E end of the S side, which may be a house site. Archaeological testing (10E0372) by C. Duffy c. 100m to the NNW produced no related material ( 2010:521). 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: 12 August 2019 Amended: 16 March 2021

Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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