2003:1190 - Knockane, Newcastle West, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: Knockane, Newcastle West

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1090

Author: Niamh O'Callaghan, for Eachtra Archaeological Projects, 3 Canal Place, Tralee, Co. Kerry.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 527806m, N 632989m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.443598, -9.061930

Test-trenches were excavated before the construction of 26 dwellings in Knockane, Newcastle West. The site is located on the perimeter of the suburbs of the historic town c. 1km south of the town square. The north-western edge of the development site borders the zone of archaeological potential centred around an enclosure, SMR 36:68.

Twenty trenches were excavated by mechanical excavator, sixteen positioned on the footprint of the foundations of the houses, while the remaining four were along the route of the roadway. No archaeological layers or artefacts were recorded in any of the trenches.