2003:1061 - SITE H, AREA E, BALLYSHANEDUFF OR THE DERRIES, Laois

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Laois Site name: SITE H, AREA E, BALLYSHANEDUFF OR THE DERRIES

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0690

Author: John Channing, for Valerie J. Keeley Ltd, Brehon House, Kilkenny Road, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Site type: Prehistoric?

ITM: E 657375m, N 706228m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.103535, -7.143187

Excavation took place prior to road construction on the M7 Heath–Mayfield Motorway Scheme. Located at Ballyshaneduff or The Derries townland, the site was initially identified during centre-line testing by Eoghan Moore (No. 1056 above, 03E0126). It comprised five concentrations of features. Excavations uncovered evidence of several hearths, together with post-hole activity and evidence of earlier field boundaries.