2003:1153 - Clondrinagh, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: Clondrinagh

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1078

Author: Florence M. Hurley, 8 Marina Park, Victoria Road, Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 553565m, N 658425m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.674998, -8.686628

Monitoring of topsoil-stripping in the vicinity of an enclosure (SMR 5:5) was requested by Dúchas. The monument is near the northern edge of a large site being developed as a shopping complex at Clondrinagh, on the Ennis Road in Limerick. As virtually all the site is low-lying, the levels are being raised by approximately 2-3m across the site using imported soil, rubble and stone. Large-scale earthmoving and topsoil-stripping had been carried out on most of the site over the previous two years, with limited archaeological involvement.

Monitoring was requested for the small amount of topsoil-stripping remaining. This was in the field containing the monument, in the northern part of the site. An examination of some of the areas already stripped was also requested, to determine if any archaeological remains were present. No archaeological remains were noted.