1993:037 - Town Hall, Lifford, Donegal

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Donegal Site name: Town Hall, Lifford

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 93E0008

Author: Neil O'Flanagan

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 659500m, N 613928m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.273813, -7.128138

A series of trial trenches was cut in the vicinity of Lifford Courthouse in January on behalf of the Lifford Association for Tourism, Commerce and Heritage. The trenching was carried out in the rear of the courtyard and nothing of archaeological value was uncovered with the possible exception of a mortared stone wall which retained a steep bank of sand and gravel. The wall lay 6m-9m in from the modern bank of the river Foyle and it is probably of relatively recent origin. The fill of the trenches was largely made up of sands and gravel and suggest that the Foyle has been considerably narrowed since the plantation town was established in the 1600s.

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