2003:1284 - Newtownbalregan, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: Newtownbalregan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0113

Author: David Bayley, for IAC Ltd, 8 Dungar Terrace, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Site type: Beaker habitation site

ITM: E 701922m, N 808387m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.014628, -6.444848

Site 112, Newtownbalregan 2, was excavated in advance of the M1 Dundalk Western Bypass. It contained evidence to suggest it was a single-phase Beaker habitation site. The site comprised two lentoid hearths, five large pits and fourteen smaller pits, post- and stake-holes, but no discernible structures could be identified. One of the pits contained 170 sherds of Early Bronze Age pottery, while another adjacent pit contained a complete, but broken, polypod bowl.