- Robinstown, Co. Westmeath, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: Robinstown, Co. Westmeath

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR WM008-098SMR WM008-084WM00-085WM00-086 Licence number:

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Site type: Graves ofindeterminate date

ITM: E 661416m, N 764432m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.626095, -7.071560

In November 1937 human remains were discovered during quarrying operations near Robinstown, Mullingar, Co. Meath. The discovery, which was reported in the Cork Examiner, consisted of part of a human skeleton in a poor state of preservation. The remains of a horse were apparently also found in the quarry. According to the report, the remains were six feet under the surface. The quarry was stated to be located close to a ringfort.

There are several townlands called ‘Robinstown’ in County Westmeath. The report suggests that the site in question here is in the same locality as De Lacy’s Castle, Rathconnell, east of Mullingar. This information identifies the townland as Robinstown300 on the OS 6in. sheet 8 for County Westmeath. The SMR records three ringforts in this townland301 but it is not possible to say which of these is the one mentioned in the report. There are no further details available.

300. Parish of Kilcummy, barony of Delvin. SMR WM008-098——.
301. SMR WM008-084——, WM00-085—— and WM00-086——.