1992:148 - 'The Deserted Village', Slievemore, Achill Island, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: 'The Deserted Village', Slievemore, Achill Island

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 42:16 Licence number:

Author: Eoin Halpin, Archaeological Development Services Ltd., Power House, Pigeon House Harbour, Dublin 4, and Theresa McDonald, St O'Hara's Hill, Tullamore,

Site type: House site

ITM: E 463181m, N 807112m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.995111, -10.086703

1992 saw the 2nd season of work undertaken by the Achill Archaeological Summer School in the settlement known locally as the Deserted Village. Survey of the village and the surrounding historic and prehistoric landscape continued, with a small area opened up in the haggard associated with the house selected for detailed study last year. Some topsoil finds of iron and crockery were recovered.

See Appendix 2 for further information on the survey.