1991:031 - Clonshaugh, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: Clonshaugh

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 14:24 Licence number:

Author: Valerie J. Keeley, 29/30 Duke St., Athy, Co. Kildare.

Site type: Mound

ITM: E 718525m, N 741525m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.410527, -6.217224

The site was identified from the 1910 edition of the relevant O.S. map, where it was marked as a hachured area. Archaeological investigation to establish the potential of the site was conducted over a one-week period in April 1991. Prior to excavation the site appeared as a triangular-shaped grassy platform, bounded on three sides by roads and supporting a single large tree on its south side. Maximum height of the feature was 1.5m and maximum width 15m. Two main trenches were opened to obtain a profile through the feature. A stone lined and lintelled culvert was uncovered at the sire. Further investigation yielded a ceramic pipe which ran through the feature and could be observed as a slightly raised area on the road surface as it extended under the road and eventually ended in a stream. No features or material of archaeological significance were uncovered at the site.