- Griffinstown, Co. Westmeath, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: Griffinstown, Co. Westmeath

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR WM027-057WM027-068 Licence number:

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Site type: Graves ofindeterminate date

ITM: E 657092m, N 747053m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.470421, -7.140090

In December 1938 human remains were discovered during works carried out by the Land Commission at Griffinstown, near Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath.287 The remains, apparently representing approximately four individuals, were in a poor state of preservation, and their disposition was not noted. The burials appear to have been unprotected and no associated artefacts were found. The find was located c. 18m from a fort but the site is not known. The SMR records two ringforts and four earthworks, a church and a castle in this townland.288 A site investigation did not take place.

287. Parish of Killucan, barony of Farbill. OS 6in. sheet 25.
288. SMR WM027-057–WM027-068.