ME01899 - BOOLIES - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a slight rise in a fairly level landscape. This is a subcircular grass-covered area (dims 33m N-S; 29m E-W) defined by an earthen bank (at NNE: Wth of base 8m; int. H 0.5m; ext. H 2.3m) with some bushes and an outer fosse (at NNE: Wth of top 9.6m; Wth of base 2m; ext. D 1m) NW-E-SW, but the bank is incorporated into a field bank and townland boundary with Ballymacoll Little, and the fosse is converted into a field drain SW-NW. There is a modern entrance at NNW but the original entrance is a slight gap (Wth of base 2.5m) at ESE. The fosse has probably been re-cut (at SSW: Wth of top 9m; Wth of base 1.7m; int. D 3m; ext. D 1.6m) NE-E-SW. (Feeley 2001, 35-6, No. 14) 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 upload: 10 July 2007 Amended: 17 December 2021 This monument is subject to a preservation order made under the National Monuments Acts 1930 to 2014 (PO no. 2/1959).

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

Monument Details

Address:
BOOLIES, Meath
GPS:
53.4589, -6.43006
SMRS:
ME045-024----
what3words:
pocket.myself.inapt

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