2003:1296 - OWENINNY 2 (Attavally/Croaghaun/Darraragh/Drumanaffrin/Kilteany/Muingmore/Rosnagleragh/Srahmore/Srahtaggle South/Tawnasool/Tullaghaunashammer), Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: OWENINNY 2 (Attavally/Croaghaun/Darraragh/Drumanaffrin/Kilteany/Muingmore/Rosnagleragh/Srahmore/Srahtaggle South/Tawnasool/Tullaghaunashammer)

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1320

Author: Jane Whitaker, ADS Ltd.

Site type: Road - road/trackway

Period/Dating: Post Medieval (AD 1600-AD 1750)

ITM: E 475585m, N 820103m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.114917, -9.902966

The Oweninny 2 bogs are part of the Bord na Móna Oweninny group of production bogs in north Mayo. Oweninny 2 is located at the western extent of the Oweninny group, west and north-west of the town of Bangor Erris. The bogs are located north of the Bangor to Ballycroy road and south of the Bangor to Belmullet road. The Bangor to Gweesala road divides the bogs almost centrally. They were surveyed on behalf of Dúchas as part of the Peatland Survey 2003. The entire production area was field-walked and one possible archaeological feature was recorded in the townland of Drumanaffrin. This feature may be the remains of a mass path constructed of irregularly sized stones and measures a maximum of 1m in width. It is 0.2m from the present ground line and was traced for a surviving length of 65m. The area in which this site was recorded reputedly contained a penal mass rock.

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