2003:1118 - KILLARCAN, Leitrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Leitrim Site name: KILLARCAN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0566

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 596625m, N 805489m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.998627, -8.051475

The proposed development site at Killarcan is located just outside Leitrim village off the Drumshanbo road. It is to consist of a house, access and septic tank/percolation area on a half-acre site. The site is near SMR 27:27, a well-preserved ringfort. A 30m buffer zone has been established around the ringfort, with all aspects of the development occurring outside the buffer zone. All excavation work associated with the proposed development was carried out by machine and monitored. There was no evidence of any archaeological activity on the site.