- Stradbally North, Co. Limerick, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: Stradbally North, Co. Limerick

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR LI001-008001LI001-007 Licence number:


Site type: Graves of indeterminate date


ITM: E 565859m, N 662344m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.711138, -8.505240

In November 1974 human remains were discovered during construction work at Stradbally North, near Castleconnell, Co. Limerick.170 The bones had been exposed at a depth of c. 0.9m in the cutting of a sewerage trench. The discovery was reported to the Gardaí at Castleconnell, who informed the NMI. An investigation was carried out on behalf of the National Museum by Dr Elizabeth Shee, University College, Cork. At the time of investigation, the sewerage trench had been partly backfilled. Some ribs and vertebrae were still visible in the face of the trench, and from their position appeared to have been the remains of an articulated inhumation, aligned east/west. The soil above the bones was a homogeneous dark material, and elsewhere along the trench there was 0.3–0.4m of dark earth and humus overlying sticky red boulder clay. The bowl of a clay pipe was found further east along the trench. There was no local tradition of a burial ground in the area.

170 Parish of Stradbally, barony of Clanwilliam. SMR LI001-008001-. IGR 165902 162302. An iron-working site is also marked at this location (LI001-008002-). A souterrain (LI001-007——) is located immediately west of the cemetery.