2003:1526 - Shannon Hotel, Banagher, Offaly

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Offaly Site name: Shannon Hotel, Banagher

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1541

Author: Daniel Noonan, The Archaeology Company, Birr Technology Centre, Mill Island, Birr, Co. Offaly.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 600311m, N 715112m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.186464, -7.995351

Testing was carried out with regard to a planning application for a three-storey-over-basement building to the rear of the Shannon Hotel, Banagher, Co. Offaly, which is listed as a protected structure.

Eight trenches were mechanically opened. Testing uncovered sod, garden soil and natural subsoil in each of the trenches. There was a variation in terms of the amount of modern rubbish and 18th- and 19th-century material found within each layer and between trenches, but this is consistent with what one might expect to find in the well-used back gardens of a 19th-century building like the hotel.

There was no evidence of earlier activity that would be impacted upon by the proposed development.