- Tipper North, Co. Kildare, Kildare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kildare Site name: Tipper North, Co. Kildare

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR KD019-069 Licence number:

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Site type: GRAVES OF INDETERMINATE DATE

ITM: E 691164m, N 719649m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.219421, -6.634920

In July 1959 human remains were discovered during the construction of a water tank at Tipper North, on the outskirts of Naas, Co. Kildare.129 The site was reported to the NMI by Mr Michael O’Connor, a National School teacher at Sallins. According to his report, the body lay in an extended position, aligned east/west, with the arms crossed over the chest. The remains were found at a depth of approximately 0.9m below ground level. There does not appear to have been any evidence for artefacts or stone structures in the vicinity of the burial. According to the coroner’s report, the remains were those of a female aged under 21 years of age at the time of death. The cause of death could not be established. According to Mr O’Connor’s original report there was a small round hole on the right side of the skull. The remains were not acquired by the NMI.

129. Parish of Tipper, barony of Naas North. SMR KD019-069——; exact location not marked.