NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Meath Site name: RATHCORE/JORDANSTOWN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 48:3, 48:4, 48:5 Licence number: 02E0228 ext.

Author: Richard Clutterbuck, Cultural Resource Development Services Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 677094m, N 744844m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.448029, -6.839411

The final phase of monitoring was carried out for the development of the golf course at Rathcore. Fieldwork was carried out over two seasons: the first consisted of the monitoring of the groundworks for the greens, tee-offs and lakes (Excavations 2002, No. 1507); the second consisted of monitoring the groundworks for the clubhouse and associated carpark. Monitoring was carried out on 1 July 2003; the soil-strip was carried out using a digger fitted with a 2m ditching bucket. The clubhouse is located in the south-western sector of the golf course, on the summit of a small hill; the carpark is located immediately south of the clubhouse on sloping ground. The area for the clubhouse, c. 20m in diameter, and a surrounding walkway were stripped to natural subsoil. The area for the carpark of equivalent size was also stripped. Nothing of archaeological significance was encountered during monitoring.

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