1991:049 - Lambay Island, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: Lambay Island

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

Author: Raghnall Ó Floinn and Stella Cherry, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin.

Site type: Burial

ITM: E 730623m, N 750823m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.491182, -6.031516

Human remains exposed by coastal erosion of the west side of the island were excavated. These consisted of the partial remains of a single extended skeleton oriented north-west/south-east with the head to the north-west. Fragments of other human bone from the soil overlying the burial indicated the presence of other burials in the vicinity. The burial lay c. 110m to the north-west of the church on the island.