- Lisheenbaun, Co. Kerry, Kerry

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kerry Site name: Lisheenbaun, Co. Kerry

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR KE039-139 Licence number:


Site type: Early medieval graves

ITM: E 498090m, N 607088m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.206132, -9.491042

In 1974 the National Museum received a report from Kevin Danaher, Department of Irish Folklore, UCD, that in 1920 a slab-lined structure containing an extended burial was discovered during ploughing at Lisheenbaun.24 According to the local account, cloth was wrapped around the body ‘like a mummy’, suggesting the survival of a winding-sheet. No further information was available. The site of a cist (possible) is noted on the SMR for this townland.25

24. Parish of Dysert, barony of Trughanacmy. OS 6in. sheets 39, 48; exact location not marked. SMR KE039- 139——. IGR 98118 107033.
25. SMR KE039-139——. IGR 98120 107034.