2003:1528 - High Street, Birr, Offaly

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Offaly Site name: High Street, Birr

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0317

Author: John Purcell, 17 Balmoral Terrace, Dillon

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 605718m, N 704521m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.091258, -7.914621

Testing was required at a development at High Street, Birr (SMR 35:12). The development included the demolition of a random rubble wall, believed locally to be part of the 17th-century goal. A cartographic study and testing showed this wall to date to the late 19th century. A second set of trenches was excavated to see if the goal could be found in any other section of the development site. No archaeological features or finds were uncovered.