2003:1578 - KOLLYMOUNT/KNOCKACULLEN, Roscommon

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Roscommon Site name: KOLLYMOUNT/KNOCKACULLEN

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

Author: Christopher Read, North West Archaeological Services Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 587556m, N 800756m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.955962, -8.189599

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.

Cloonfad Cottage, Cloonfad, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim