1951:009 - Yellowbatter, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Yellowbatter

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR LH024-073— Licence number:


Site type: Graves of indeterminate date

ITM: E 709242m, N 775906m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.721372, -6.344775

In June 1951 human remains were discovered during clearance of a building site at Crushrod Lane, Yellowbatter townland, Drogheda, Co. Louth.182 The bone was apparently found approximately 0.75m below ground level. The crown of a skull is reported to have been found ‘facing north’. A number of smaller bones were also found in the vicinity but these are not described in detail. According to the Gardaí, who reported on the find to the National Museum of Ireland, at least 300 houses had been built in this area over the previous fifteen years, and no other skeletons had been reported.183 The remains were reburied in St Peter’s Graveyard in Drogheda. The site was not investigated.

182. Parish of St Peter’s, barony of Drogheda. SMR LH024-073——. Precise location not recorded.
183. The Museum had been alerted to the find through an article in the Evening Mail (27 June 1951).