1990:114 - McCurtain Street/Austin Friar Street/Pearse Street, Mullingar, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: McCurtain Street/Austin Friar Street/Pearse Street, Mullingar

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

Author: Rosanne Meenan, Roestown, Drumree, Co. Meath.

Site type: Possible graveyard

ITM: E 643942m, N 753023m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.525327, -7.337303

Trenching was carried out at this site, prior to development, as human bone had been found in the vicinity.

Two machine dug trenches indicated that burials were present on the site, those nearest the surface being exposed at a depth of c. 0.5m below the present street level. A northern limit to the extent of the burials was marked by a crude stone wall.

These burials may represent part of the graveyard of the Augustinian Priory of St Mary which was located in the east of the town and which may have stood close to this site.