2003:1164 - Ash Hill, Kilmallock, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: Ash Hill, Kilmallock

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1609

Author: Rory Sherlock, Sheila Lane and Associates, AE House, Monahan Road, Cork.

Site type: Medieval

ITM: E 560432m, N 628005m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.402137, -8.581469

An extensive programme of testing was carried out prior to a proposed development of 55 houses and 24 serviced sites at Ash Hill, Kilmallock. The proposed development site lies between the walled town of Kilmallock and the site of a castle and a series of associated earthworks.

A large number of features were investigated in the low-lying area between the town and the hill upon which the castle site is situated and, though most of these appeared to derive from early modern agricultural activity, one shallow ditch was found, when sectioned, to contain three pieces of medieval pottery. No other finds or features of archaeological interest were noted.