2003:1379 - Cruicerath and Carranstown, Meath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: Cruicerath and Carranstown

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02E1716

Author: Goorik Dehaene, Glascarn, Ratoath, Co. Meath, for Arch Tech Ltd.

Site type: Monitoring

ITM: E 704616m, N 772578m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.692423, -6.415959

Monitoring was carried out on behalf of Irish Cement Ltd at the Platin Quarry in north-east Meath. Two significant sites where identified: a rural medieval settlement and a large fulacht fiadh.

The medieval settlement (No. 1378 above, 03E0264) comprised two structures associated with waste pits and ditches in the south of Cruicerath; the fulacht fiadh (No. 1381 below, 03E0465) comprised a large mound bisected by the townland boundary between Cruicerath and Carranstown.

Prehistoric waste flint, scrapers and possible blades, along with sherds of medieval, post-medieval and modern ceramic, were recovered from unstratified contexts.