- Jordanstown, Co. Meath, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Jordanstown, Co. Meath

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR ME048-038 Licence number:


Site type: Graves of indeterminate date

ITM: E 677682m, N 744003m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.440388, -6.830775

In October 1986 human remains were discovered in a ridge during testing for gravel deposits at Jordanstown, Co. Meath.208 A number of trial holes had been dug along the ridge with a mechanical excavator. Human remains were found in the excavated material but all had been disturbed by the time the driver noticed them. The discovery was reported to the Gardaí at Enfield, who informed the NMI. A site inspection was carried out by Mary Cahill. As nothing was observed in situ it was not possible to establish the disposition of the burials. As the testing for gravel proved to be negative, the pits were backfilled and no further excavation work at the site was proposed. The bones (1986:143) found on the surface were brought to the Museum.

208. Parish of Rathcore, barony of Lower Moyfenrath, Co. Meath. SMR ME048-038——. IGR 277748 243979.