ME02236 - RATHMORE - Castle - motte

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Rathmore was originally owned by the de Verdon family but was acquired by the Plunkets through marriage in the 15th century. Flat-topped subrectangular mound (dims of top 14m N-S; 14m E-W; H 3.5m) planted with trees. The tower house (ME024-018001-), which was probably built by the Plunkets, is built into its N side. The parish church of Rathmore (ME024-017001-) is c. 350m to the SSW. 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: 2 June 2016

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

Monument Details

Address:
RATHMORE, Meath
GPS:
53.6457, -6.86996
SMRS:
ME024-018002-
what3words:
etched.relaxation.replying

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