- Ballinlough, Co. Laois, Laois

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Laois Site name: Ballinlough, Co. Laois

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR LA013-123 Licence number:

Author:

Site type: Graves of indeterminate date

ITM: E 645526m, N 687122m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.932976, -7.322822

In June 1949 human remains were discovered in a sandpit at Ballinlough, near Stradbally, Co. Laois.144The remains were discovered by children playing in the sandpit, who reported the find to the Gardaí at Stradbally. The remains came to light following the collapse of a section of the pit, and thus their original location in the section is not known. The remains were examined by the coroner, and the site was investigated by P.J. Hartnett and Joseph Raftery. According to their report, the site was an esker ridge, c. 134m above sea level, and the burial was located at the highest point. Although it was not possible to establish any further details as to the burial, the remains were acquired by the Museum. Burials were excavated by Rynne in 1962 in the same townland, but because the 1949 location was not marked it is not possible to confirm an association (Rynne 1974–5).

144. Parish of Kilteale, barony of Maryborough East. SMR LA013-123——.