2003:1232 - COLLON: John Watters’ Public House, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: COLLON: John Watters’ Public House

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02E1191 ext.

Author: Robert O'Hara, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 699913m, N 781973m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.777743, -6.484099

Test-trenches were excavated in January 2003 in a field to the west of John Watters' Pub. The site has been substantially disturbed by recent ground levelling and the only datable material was late 19th- and 20th-century debris comprising cans, modern ceramics, plastics, glass bottles and discarded piping. A trench was excavated in June 2003 in the area of the demolished outbuildings to the immediate rear of the public house. Rubble was visible over most of the surface and was excavated to a depth of 0.5m, at which point natural gravels were exposed. No remains of any structures other than the demolished ones were exposed and no other archaeological features were uncovered.

Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.