1974:0039 - BALLINTUBBRID, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: BALLINTUBBRID

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number:

Author: Mr. M. Ryan, Irish Antiquities Division, National Museum of Ireland.

Site type: Urn Burial


ITM: E 714873m, N 637247m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.474553, -6.309072

In May, 1974, a simple pit burial was uncovered. The pit contained a decorated cordoned urn inverted over a deposit of cremated bone. Amongst the bones was found a stone battleaxehead in three fragments. This appeared to have been subjected to considerable heat. Both battle-axehead and urn have been reconstructed.