2003:1559 - Clonburren, Roscommon

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Roscommon Site name: Clonburren

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 56:8 Licence number: 03E1197

Author: Martin E. Byrne, Byrne Mullins & Associates, 7 Cnoc na Gréine Square, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 587491m, N 764213m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.627586, -8.189092

Testing was undertaken at a proposed house site in the townland of Clonburren. A minor road to the north of the site is believed to be constructed on the route of a togher. Legend has it that St Kieran set up a commemorative cross – the Cross of Carbre Crom – in the middle of a togher which led from Clonburren to dry land at Faltia.

Four trenches were excavated by machine and hand within the area. No features or finds of archaeological interest were uncovered.