2003:971 - NEWHALL, Kildare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kildare Site name: NEWHALL

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0188 (PHASE I) AND 03E1023 (PHASE II)

Author: Mary Henry, Mary Henry Archaeological Services Ltd, 17 Staunton Row, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 619227m, N 786301m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.825858, -7.707961

Monitoring of topsoil-stripping was carried out in two phases, during the spring and autumn of 2003, of a greenfield site 2km south of Naas town. The site is being developed for light industrial/commercial activities.
Several ploughed-out field boundaries, all of which were extensions of existing boundaries of the surrounding fields, were identified. Numerous field drains were uncovered, all dating to the mid- and late 20th century. Part of the site was dominated by peaty topsoil. The area where the peat occurred was bounded by a stream. A fulacht fiadh is located in the adjoining field. However, no such monument type was revealed in the course of monitoring the peaty part of the site.