2003:1297 - Ballina and environs, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: Ballina and environs

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0258

Author: Suzanne Zajac, Mayo County Council, Civic Offices, Ballina.

Site type: Various

ITM: E 511244m, N 799206m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.934578, -9.351651

A narrow trench c. 0.7m wide and c. 0.9m deep was mechanically excavated for the broadband fibre network in Ballina town and its environs. Monitoring took place for the duration of the twelve-week scheme, which extended through or near to areas of archaeological constraint around six monuments. This included an Augustinian friary founded 'sometime before 1400' (Gwynn and Hadcock 1970). Nothing of archaeological significance was found during the monitoring.

Reference
Gwynn, A. and Hadcock, R.N. 1970 Medieval religious houses in Ireland. Dublin.