2003:1558 - Castleruby, Roscommon

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Roscommon Site name: Castleruby

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 27:68 Licence number: 03E0072

Author: Christopher Read, North West Archaeological Services Ltd, Cloonfad Cottage, Cloonfad, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 578022m, N 780512m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.773741, -8.333395

The proposed development, to consist of a mobile telephone mast, compound and access road, is located outside Tulsk, Co. Roscommon, just off the Ballintober Road. The site is near a linear earthwork. Testing was carried out on 19 January 2003. Four trenches were excavated across the site. Trench 1 measured 10m by 1m and was situated across the proposed mast and compound location. Trenches 2-4 measured 20m by 1m and were situated along the proposed access road. All four were excavated to a depth of 0.4-0.6m. No archaeological features or finds were uncovered during the course of the excavation.