Located on a fairly level landscape with an E-W road just to the N. The faint cropmark of a circular enclosure (diam. c. 50m) defined by a single fosse is visible on oblique aerial photographs (CUCAP: BDK006-007) from 1970. A gradiometer survey (18R0178) by J. Leigh proved inconclusive, and archaeological testing (18E0445) by F. O’Carroll in a trench parallel with the road bank and probably just N of the enclosure produced no evidence of it, although an area of burning did come to light and is preserved in situ. (O’Carroll 2019)
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: 5 November 2021
O’Carroll, F. 2019 Final Report on Archaeological Pre-Development Testing at Ballintry, Kilbride, Co. Meath. Licence: 18E0445. Unpublished report, Trim Archaeological Projects Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage