1991:050 - GRAVES' MOAT, Loughlinstown, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: GRAVES' MOAT, Loughlinstown

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

Author: Raghnall Ó Floinn, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

Site type: Burial ground

Period/Dating: Early Medieval (AD 400-AD 1099)

ITM: E 723724m, N 724728m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.258465, -6.145629

A single human skeleton was excavated from the root ball of a fallen tree. The burial was extended, orientated east-west with the head in the west. The arms were crossed over the pelvis. A worked antler burr was found in loose soil nearby. The burial was located 6.5m from a long stone cist excavated in 1957. Other human remains have been reported from the general area indicating the site of a cemetery of early medieval date.