2003:1224 - Balriggan, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Balriggan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1181

Author: Shane Delaney, Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd, 8 Dungar Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 703620m, N 810906m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.036912, -6.418097

This potential site (a stone spread) had been identified during the linear testing of the proposed Dundalk Western Bypass at Chainage 23080 (Balriggan 7/Site122). An area measuring 13m by 15m was stripped over the spread. Nothing of archaeological interest was recorded. A regular-sided shallow cut was recorded at the site. This produced modern finds, including glass, chinaware and brick. Anecdotal evidence from the landowner suggested that the previous owner excavated a number of pits in the field to bury field boundary material. This was probably one. No further work was carried out at Balriggan 7.