1997:008 - BALLYMOON, Carlow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Carlow Site name: BALLYMOON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 97E0385

Author: Maurice F. Hurley, 312 Bruach na Laoi, Union Quay, Cork.

Site type: Adjacent to castle

ITM: E 673835m, N 661542m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.699971, -6.907585

In accordance with a condition of the planning permission, the site was archaeologically tested in advance of the construction of a house.

The proposed development is located c. 100m to the west of Ballymoon Castle, an early 14th-century fortress, in a field where shallow ditches and low banks are visible. The development site was extensively tested. No evidence for occupation, finds or any remains of possible antiquity were apparent on the site.