2003:1560 - Site 1, Cloonagownagh, Roscommon

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Roscommon Site name: Site 1, Cloonagownagh

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1769

Author: Judith Carroll, 13 Anglesea Street, Dublin 2.

Site type: Burnt deposits

ITM: E 587492m, N 764214m

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

Excavation was carried out in November/December 2003, when the site was uncovered during monitoring of soil-stripping ahead of construction for the N4 road realignment scheme, 3km west of Carrick-on-Shannon to 8km east of Boyle. Lying on a north-facing slope of a low hill, this site was discovered during machine stripping of the ground surface.

Further excavation of the underlying material revealed the presence of several earlier archaeological deposits of burnt material separated by layers of soil.