2003:1372 - Castletowntara and Dowdstown, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Castletowntara and Dowdstown

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 50:7 Licence number: 03E0661

Author: David J. O'Connor

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 690941m, N 761007m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.591039, -6.626317

Pre-development testing was undertaken at the site of the proposed waste treatment plant and outfall pipe at Castletowntara, Tara, Co. Meath, in May 2003. The development will involve substantial ground disturbance, in particular in the excavation of large underground tanks, as well as service roads and an outfall pipe to the River Skane.

Test excavation consisted of the excavation by a mechanical digger fitted with a 2m-wide toothless ditching bucket of 54 trenches. Excavation was undertaken to the depth of natural undisturbed subsoil. Nothing of archaeological significance was exposed in the trenches. No finds were recovered during testing.

CRDS Ltd, Unit 4, Dundrum Business Park, Dundrum, Dublin 14.