- Glenbevan, Co. Limerick, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: Glenbevan, Co. Limerick

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR LI031-083 Licence number:


Site type: Early medieval graves

ITM: E 553745m, N 638295m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.494094, -8.681148

In January 1962 human remains were discovered during the clearing of stones in a ringfort at Glenbevan, near Croom, Co. Limerick.27 The site is known locally as Kyle Moat or Kyle Fort. The skeleton was discovered at a depth of c. 0.6m, and work was then stopped pending an investigation. The site was reported to the NMI by Mr Donncadh Ó Briain, TD. The site was not investigated by NMI personnel, but Professor M.J. O’Kelly, University College, Cork, was asked to examine the site. It is not clear whether the site inspection took place. This report is therefore based on the correspondence on file. The burial appeared to be that of a single individual, placed extended in a supine position, aligned west/east. A flagstone had been placed at either side of the head and the ‘face’ was apparently covered with a flat stone resting on the two side stones. No other structural stones are mentioned, but from the description it is possible that the burial had been placed in a lintel grave, most of which had been destroyed at the time of discovery. The bones were removed by the finder but the stones were replaced.

27. Parish of Croom, barony of Coshma. OS 6in. sheet 31, exact location not known. The site is presumably the enclosure listed as SMR LI031-083——, IGR 153785 138247, as this is the only site recorded in this townland.