2003:1625 - Carrowgobbadagh, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Carrowgobbadagh

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 20:106 Licence number: 03E1818

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 567628m, N 831476m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.231133, -8.496497

The proposed development, at Carrowgobbadagh, Ballydrehid, is just outside Ballysadare, Co. Sligo, and consists of a narrow sliver of land sandwiched between a local road and the railway. It is to consist of a house, access and septic tank/percolation area. Monitoring of excavation works was carried out in December 2003. The site is near a castle (site of). The topsoil consisted of a deep rich-brown clay with small stones and some modern crockery. It rested atop a lighter, orange/brown natural clay with gravelly inclusions. It was excavated to a depth of 0.25-0.6m. No archaeological features or finds were revealed during the course of the excavation.