- Belrose, Co. Cork, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: Belrose, Co. Cork

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR CO085-056 Licence number:



ITM: E 553816m, N 563437m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.821271, -8.669929

In the mid-1950s human remains and an iron axehead were discovered during the digging of a trench on a farm at Belrose, near Upton, Co. Cork.57 The bones were apparently found at a depth of 1.5m in what looked like an old mound. According to the landowner, Professor M.J. O’Kelly was informed of the find, but the site was not visited and the Gardaí at Innishannon subsequently reburied the bones in Innishannon graveyard. While on a visit to the area, Dr Joseph Raftery was informed of the find. Unfortunately, the axehead was missing by the time of Raftery’s visit in 1958. Further burials were found during digging for ESB poles but these were not retained.

57. Parish of Knockavilly, barony of Muskerry East. OS 6in. sheet 85. IGR 153856 063373. SMR CO085-056—. Exact location not marked.