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Ardmulchan Fort
Ráth Ard Maolchon
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Location Ardmulchan,
County Meath, Ireland
Coordinates 53°40′28″N 6°37′36″W / 53.674472°N 6.626735°W / 53.674472; -6.626735
Type Ringfort
Diameter 21 metres (69 ft)
Circumference 66 metres (217 ft)
Height 1.5 metres (4.9 ft)
Material earth
Founded AD 500–1000
Periods Middle Ages
Designation National Monument

Ardmulchan Fort is a ringfort (rath) and National Monument located in County Meath, Ireland.


Ardmulchan ringfort is located on the right bank of the River Boyne near to Taaffe's Lock, 3.5 km (2 mi) west of Yellow Furze. It should not be confused with another ringfort, also located in Ardmulchan townland, near Broadboyne Bridge, which is not a National Monument.


The ringfort is a flat-topped oval mound of earth (top dimensions 36 metres (118 ft) N-S x 27 metres (89 ft) E-W). The height is 6.6 metres (22 ft) at the north end and 4.4 metres (14 ft) at the south. The rath is defined by a scarp around the base.

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