NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: CURRANE HILL, BALLINEEN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 99E0668

Author: Emer Dennehy, Eachtra Archaeological Projects, 3 Canal Place, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 531293m, N 554151m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.735495, -8.994768

Testing was undertaken at Currane Hill, Co. Cork, before the grant of planning permission for the erection of a 30m-high radio communications tower. A single test-trench was excavated. The topsoil was present to an average depth of 0.25m; it was a black, sandy loam containing a high percentage of charcoal. The presence of the charcoal was due to the annual burning of scrub to enhance summer grazing. The underlying subsoil was a red/brown clay loam, with sandstone bedrock apparent.

No artefacts or stratigraphy of an archaeological nature were identified during the testing.