2003:1061 - BALLYSHANEDUFF OR THE DERRIES (Site H, Area E), Laois

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Laois Site name: BALLYSHANEDUFF OR THE DERRIES (Site H, Area E)

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

Author: John Channing, for Valerie J. Keeley Ltd.

Site type: Hearth, Structure and Field system

Period/Dating: Prehistoric (12700 BC-AD 400)

ITM: E 657375m, N 706227m

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, Excavations 2003, 03E0126). It comprised five concentrations of features. Excavations uncovered evidence of several hearths, together with post-hole activity and evidence of earlier field boundaries.

Brehon House, Kilkenny Road, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.