2001:228 - PROPOGE, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: PROPOGE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 01E0861

Author: Daniel Noonan for Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd

Site type: Fulacht fia

Period/Dating: Bronze Age (2200 BC-801 BC)

ITM: E 589037m, N 604098m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.188569, -8.160332

This site was uncovered in the townland of Propoge during monitoring of groundworks for ‘Kirk’s Farm Access Road’, at chainage 220 of that line. It is a levelled fulacht fiadh in an excavation area of 6m by 6m. It consisted of a thin spread of burnt mound material and an unlined circular trough. A modern field drain cuts across both of these features from north to south. No artefacts were recovered during excavation. This monument extends beyond the CPO line to the east and west. The unlined circular trough may indicate a Bronze Age date. A carbon sample recovered from the fill of the trough produced a 2-sigma calibration date of cal. BC 1120–910 (cal. BP 3070–2860).

These sites, along with the discovery of a possible Bronze Age unenclosed settlement at Ballyvergan West (see Excavations 2001, No. 119), combined with a brief analysis of the information contained in the archaeological inventories for the area surrounding the transect of land for the scheme, indicate the remains of the Bronze Age landscape in the Youghal area.

Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth