- Tomgraney, Co. Clare, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: Tomgraney, Co. Clare

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR CL028-058007 Licence number:



ITM: E 563758m, N 682938m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.896083, -8.538620

In June 1954 human remains were discovered during construction work at Tomgraney, near the shore of Lough Derg, east Co. Clare.55 The site lay on the side of the road between Tomgraney and Scariff, between the church and castle at Tomgraney. The human remains were discovered at a depth of 0.15m in small foundation trenches that were being dug as part of the construction of a wall. The find was reported to the NMI by Dr Edward MacLysaght of the National Library, who had a summer house at Tomgraney. The remains appeared to represent three individuals and were apparently lying in a haphazard fashion. Further along the bank a plank-built wooden trough was found. This was excavated by Ellen Prendergast and was thought to represent part of a tanning site. The relationship, if any, between the burials, the trough and the church site is unclear. The human remains were not examined or retained.

55. Parish of Tomgraney, barony of Tulla Upper. OS 6in. sheet 28. IGR 163800 182900. SMR CL028-058007—.