- Aughavinna, Co. Clare, Clare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Clare Site name: Aughavinna, Co. Clare

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR CL008-036 Licence number:



ITM: E 508916m, N 696674m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.013008, -9.357370

In November 1948 the discovery of human remains near Doolin, Co. Clare, was reported to the NMI by local Garda Síochána.50 Local people had apparently been aware of the presence of human remains for the past 60 or so years but these were only reported to the Gardaí by the parish priest, Fr James Jordan, who noticed the bone while walking on Aughavinna Mountain that year. The remains were apparently located on the mountain between two rocks on the top of a cliff and covered with stone flags. Most of the bones of the skeleton, including the skull, appeared to be present. The orientation of the grave and the disposition of the skeleton have not been recorded. Professor Michael Duignan, Department of Archaeology, University College, Galway, was asked by the NMI to visit the site, but it is not known whether any inspection took place as there is no further information on file.

50. Parish of Killilagh, barony of Corcomroe. OS 6in. sheet 8. SMR CL008-036——. The exact location of the find is not recorded. No associated sites are known from the townland, but the SMR lists a number of ringforts and enclosures in the townland.