ME01963 - AGHER (Deece Upper By., Agher Par.),GALLOW - Ringfort - rath

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Situated on a gentle S-facing slope. This was described in 1970 (SMR file) as a circular grass-covered area (diam. 49m NW-SE; 47m NE-SW) defined by a slight earthen bank (at SE: Wth of base 4.8m; int. H 0.2m; ext. H 1.7m) NE-S but largely by an overgrown and flat-bottomed fosse (at SE: Wth of top 5.2m; Wth of base 2.2m; ext. D 0.5m; at NW: Wth of top 7m; int. D 2m; ext. D 2.3m). There was a wide entrance (Wth of base 5.3m) that has probably been widened, but no causeway, at E. The interior was divided by a NNE-SSW townland boundary (Wth of base 5m; H 1.3-1.6m) with a rounded drain (ext. D 0.4-0.5m) on either side between Agher to the W and Gallow to the E, but the rath is largely in Agher where the visible profile had been removed by 1995 (OSAP), and the Gallow part has become overgrown. 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: 27 August 2019

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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AGHER (Deece Upper By., Agher Par.),GALLOW, Meath
53.4433, -6.72872

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