2003:1225 - Balriggan, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Balriggan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0874

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

Site type: Pits

ITM: E 703986m, N 810820m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.036066, -6.412543

This potential site (two possible post-holes) had been identified during the linear testing of the proposed Dundalk Western Bypass at Chainage 24815 (Balriggan 8/Site 123). An area measuring 15m by 20m centred on the potential features was stripped and revealed two pits cut into natural geology. One was filled with redeposited material. The other was the remains of a hearth, possibly a cooking fire. No other archaeological features were identified.