2000:0865 - AGHAMORE NEAR, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: AGHAMORE NEAR

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 20:93 Licence number: 00E0757

Author: Mary Henry, Mary Henry Archaeological Services Ltd, 24 Queen Street, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 570604m, N 832100m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.236920, -8.450920

Monitoring was undertaken of ground disturbance at Aghamore Near, Co. Sligo. The owners of the site had obtained planning permission to extend an existing quarry into a greenfield area. One of the conditions of planning required that all groundworks be monitored. A number of archaeological sites, as recorded in the RMP for County Sligo, are close to the site of the development. However, there was no recorded monument within the confines of the part of the site being extended in late 2000.

The topsoil was stripped in one field. Nothing of archaeological significance was found in the course of monitoring the removal of the topsoil.