2003:1578 - Hollymount/Knockacullen, Roscommon

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Roscommon Site name: Hollymount/Knockacullen

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0070

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

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 587491m, N 764214m

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

The proposed development at Hollymount, to consist of a house, garage access and septic tank/percolation area, is located between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon. The site is near SMR 6:163, a large trivallate ringfort. Monitoring of excavation works was carried out on 18 January 2003. The topsoil consisted of a light to dark-brown clay with small stones. It ranged between 0.1 and 0.35m deep, being deeper to the south. This layer rested on natural subsoil, consisting of a stony grey/brown clay with patches of exposed bedrock. There was no evidence of any archaeological activity on the site.