ME01802 - ARODSTOWN - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a NE-facing slope of Arodstown Hill. It was described in 1969 (SMR file) as a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 44m E-W; 36.5m N-S) that sloped down to the N (H 1.5m). It was defined by an earthen bank (Wth of base 5.5-6m; int. H 0.1m at N to 0.6m at S; ext. H 1.1m at S to 1.5m at N) with some bushes separated by a rounded fosse (Wth of top 5-5.5m; ext. D 0.3m at N to 0.7m at S) from an outer bank at N (Wth of base 3.5m; ext. H 0.5m) and ESE-SSE (Wth of base 4.3m; int. H 075m; ext. H 0.5m). The original entrance was not recognised but it may have been between NNE and ESE where the inner bank was damaged. The visible profile of the monument had been removed by 1995 (OSAP). 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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53.4953, -6.66412

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