NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Leitrim Site name: MAIN STREET, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0442

Author: Martin E. Byrne, Byrne Mullins & Associates, 7 Cnoc na Gréine Square, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 595795m, N 804394m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.988791, -8.064118

Testing was undertaken in the area of a proposed development (the construction of a rear extension to an existing building) at Main Street, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim. The site is on the northern side of Main Street, beside the Catholic church. The settlement of the town dates to the early 17th century, although there are some 16th-century references to a fording point on the River Shannon. The development is within the limits of the designated area of archaeological potential.

Testing consisted of the machine excavation of four trenches. It revealed a 0.6m layer of fill overlying a dark-grey silty clay, typical of the general area. No features or artefacts of archaeological interest were uncovered during the course of testing.