1977-79:0036 - Ballyman, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: Ballyman

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

Author: B. O'Brien, Rathmichael Historical Society

Site type: Habitation Site

ITM: E 723724m, N 718630m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.203685, -6.147995

Investigation of a river meander (originally suspected of being the site of a possible Fulacht Fiadh) was undertaken in August 1979. Excavation revealed the stony layer of a probable post-glacial river meander, sealed underneath a shallow layer of peat-like material, which has been identified as an old Al horizon; this was partly sealed by a layer of hill-wash. The site appears to be a squatting area; finds include a small number of artifacts of flint and stone, waste flint and small cores, also some fragments of burnt and split bone and animal teeth. Recovered mainly from upper levels were several pieces of slag, and a small number of pottery sherds, probably associated with the known Early Christian/medieval church site nearby. Work will continue.