1990:099 - DOON OF DRUMSNA, Lackagh and Drumcleavry, Roscommon

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Roscommon Site name: DOON OF DRUMSNA, Lackagh and Drumcleavry

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

Author: Victor M. Buckley and Tom Condit, Office of Public Works

Site type: Linear earthwork

Period/Dating: Undetermined

ITM: E 599251m, N 796613m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.918886, -8.011396

Farm improvement consisting of the recutting of a major field drain which bisects the linear earthwork known as the 'Doon of Drumsna' (Condit and Buckley, Emania 6, (1989), 12-14) allowed the opportunity for examination of the section. Limited section cleaning of the west face of the bank revealed a compacted peat forming the old ground surface underlying the bank. At the south end of the bank a dense clay and stone concentration suggests a primary bank which was later enlarged and heightened by dumping to the north side. Samples of the peat at the old ground surface/primary bank interface were taken for C14 dating.