- Ballincloghan Little, Co. Offaly, Offaly

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Offaly Site name: Ballincloghan Little, Co. Offaly

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR OF031-070 Licence number:


Site type: Graves of indeterminate date

ITM: E 616687m, N 714531m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.180981, -7.750359

In November 1968 human remains were discovered at a house called ‘The Hermitage’, Kilcormac, Co. Offaly,221 during excavations for a septic tank. The site was reported to the Gardaí at Kilcormac, who visited the site and removed the bones, stating that they were approximately 400 years old. The landowner, Mrs Maxwell, then reported the discovery to the NMI. According to the Garda who investigated the site, the remains were approximately 0.3m below ground level and did not constitute a complete human body. The site was kept under surveillance but was not investigated by the NMI. The remains were not acquired.

221. It would appear that this is in the townland of Ballincloghan Little, parish and barony of Ballyboy. OS 6in. sheet 31. Assuming that the septic tank was on the grounds of the house known as The Hermitage, the approximate IGR would be 216740 214500. SMR OF031-070——.