2003:1094 - ATTIRORY, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, Leitrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Leitrim Site name: ATTIRORY, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 31:39 Licence number: 03E1788

Author: Christopher Read, North West Archaeological Services Ltd, Cloonfad Cottage, Cloonfad, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 594921m, N 798903m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.939435, -8.077349

The proposed development at Attirory, to consist of twelve houses, access and connection to the town’s sewerage scheme, is located just outside Carrick-on-Shannon, off the main Dublin Road. The site is close to the early medieval church site of Caldragh, located west and south-west of the proposed development. Monitoring of all excavation works associated with the development was carried out during the first week of November. All work was carried out by machine. The topsoil was 0.2–0.25m deep, including the sod, and consisted of a dark-brown peaty clay. The subsoil was a compact grey/yellow clay with some stones. There was no evidence of any archaeological activity on the site.