2003:1511 - Ballykilleen, Offaly

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Offaly Site name: Ballykilleen

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0906

Author: Eoin Corcoran, for ADS Ltd, Windsor House, 11 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3.

Site type: Toghers

ITM: E 660275m, N 728003m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.298889, -7.095785

Following a survey in 2002 by the Irish Archaeological Wetland Unit (IAWU) of Cloncreen Bog, a Bord na Móna production bog, a number sites were selected for excavation in the summer of 2003. These sites were identified as two tertiary toghers and worked wood in situ. A single cutting was excavated for each site.

The two toghers appear to be part of the same togher, orientated north-west/south-east. Both cuttings revealed an arrangement of longitudinally laid brushwood.

The worked wood in situ was composed of brushwood elements in no discernible pattern, some of which exhibited toolmarks.