2003:1302 - BALLINROBE DEMENSE, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: BALLINROBE DEMENSE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0934

Author: Richard Crumlish

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 517957m, N 763864m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.618166, -9.240055

Monitoring of groundworks associated with the construction of a dwelling-house and domestic garage, with connection to public services, was carried out in Ballinrobe Demesne townland, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo, on 23 July 2003. The proposed development was 90m from a possible stone circle (SMR 118:134). The site was a field of pasture and rock outcrop.

The site development works consisted of the stripping of the driveway, house and garage. The stratigraphy consisted of topsoil above orange/grey/brown friable silt loam (natural subsoil) and bedrock, which outcropped in places. One sherd of modern pottery and one rusted horseshoe were recovered from the topsoil.

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