2003:1031 - KILLASPY, Kilkenny

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kilkenny Site name: KILLASPY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0619

Author: Dave Pollock, Knockrower Road, Stradbally, Co. Waterford, for ADS Ltd.

Site type: Burnt mounds, etc.

ITM: E 661376m, N 615305m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.285989, -7.100408

Following testing in 2002 of a 500m length of the N25 Waterford Bypass, four potential sites were investigated in 2003. The excavations were conducted over 21 weeks and included further testing on a minor road realignment. The work was funded by the NRA and Waterford Corporation.

The main site (Killaspy 1) comprised a large and complicated burnt mound, probably prehistoric, reused as the site of a smithy. Two further burnt mounds were located on the nearby minor road realignment.

Also investigated were the remains of 17th-century fields (Killaspy 2), a small area of burning of little archaeological significance (Killaspy 3) and a small isolated patch of burnt-mound activity (Killaspy 4).