2003:1565 - Clooneybeirne, Roscommon

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Roscommon Site name: Clooneybeirne

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0509

Author: Leo Morahan, 52 Phoenix Court, Ennis, Co. Clare.

Site type: Testing


ITM: E 587491m, N 764214m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.627591, -8.189096

A development of 47 houses to the east of Roscommon town had fifteen test-trenches cut in advance of any works. The large field was outside of the town limits but within 100m of an old avenue reputedly connected with Roscommon Castle. No archaeology was found in any of the trenches, apart from part of a fulacht fiadh (No. 1566 below, 03E1168) in one trench situated on low ground to the south.