2003:1249 - Gallstown Quarry, Drumshallon, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Gallstown Quarry, Drumshallon

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02E1766 ext.

Author: Robert O'Hara, Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 707951m, N 783842m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.792924, -6.361555

Monitoring was carried out at a stone quarry adjacent to the south of the existing quarry site at Gallstown, Dunleer, Co. Louth. The work has been part of ongoing quarrying operations at the site since 1997. The extension area comprised relatively flat ground covered with furze and grassy sod. Topsoil was between 0.1 and 0.15m thick, while natural was composed of mid-orange/brown sandy boulder clay. No archaeological finds or features were observed.