2003:1301 - BALLINROBE: Abbey Street, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: BALLINROBE: Abbey Street

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0336

Author: Richard Crumlish

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 519340m, N 764717m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.626045, -9.219374

Pre-development testing at the site of a proposed townhouse fronting onto Abbey Street and two apartments fronting onto Abbey Road, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, was carried out on 24 March 2003. The proposed development was within the zone of archaeological potential for Ballinrobe (SMR 118:22) and was near a medieval Augustinian abbey.

The testing consisted of the excavation (by machine) of three trenches. Below the concrete and topsoil was rubble fill and grey/brown firm sandy clay loam. Within the topsoil in places was recent backfill. The topsoil and rubble fill contained modern artefacts. The grey/brown firm sandy clay loam was sterile natural subsoil. The testing revealed evidence of modern activity only.

61 An Cladrach, Castlebar Road, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo