2003:1185 - Moanroe More, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: Moanroe More

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0270

Author: Stuart D. Elder, 42 Halldene Drive, Bishopstown, Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 530880m, N 627365m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.393452, -9.015558

The clients were having a dwelling-house constructed on land in Moanroe More, Newcastle West. Within c. 15m east of the property boundary is an 'enclosure', SMR 44:85. Topsoil was stripped from the footprint of the house to a depth of 0.2m, suggesting that the field had not been ploughed in recent times, if at all. A mottled mid-greyish-brown silty clay was noted below this to a depth of 0.25m. The mottled mid-orangey-brown and pale-greyish silty clay subsoil was exposed at this depth. Nothing of archaeological significance was noted.