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: Early medieval cemetery

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 6.5in 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.