2003:1299 - Ballinlabaun, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: Ballinlabaun

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0381

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

Site type: Fulacht fiadh

ITM: E 510316m, N 816933m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.093662, -9.371010

Topsoil-stripping during realignment of the N59 west of Crossmolina uncovered a spread of burnt soil and heat-fractured stone. A rescue excavation was carried out and the base timbers of a wooden trough were found set in natural subsoil. The trough lay adjacent to a stream in low-lying reclaimed pasture. The burnt material was thinly distributed around the trough for a radius of c. 5m. No small finds were associated with the site. It was identified as the remains of a fulacht fiadh that had been levelled, probably during land reclamation.