ME01832 - BALLYGORTAGH - Ringfort - rath

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Located on a bluff at the bottom of an E-facing slope with a small W-E section of a stream c. 20m to the S. This is raised circular and grass-covered area (diam. 33.5m NE-SW; 32m NW-SE) defined by the lip of a scrub-covered earthen bank (at NW: Wth of base 6.5m; int. H 0.2m; ext. H 1.3m) that is largely reduced to a scarp (at SE: Wth 2.8m; H 1.4m), and an outer fosse (Wth of top 7.5-7.8m; ext. H 0.6m at NW to 1.3m at SE). An outer bank (at SE: Wth of base 5m; ext. H 0.7m) only survives ESE-WSW. The entrance through the inner (Wth of base 3m) and outer (Wth of base 5m) banks is at SE. The fosse has been deepened and incorporates a field drain SW-WSW. 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: 26 August 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.4666, -6.6872

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