2003:1627 - Carrowmably, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Carrowmably

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1654

Author: Richard Crumlish, 61 An Cladrach, Castlebar Road, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 542636m, N 834888m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.259604, -8.880417

Pre-development testing at the site of a proposed house, septic tank, with proprietary effluent treatment system and percolation area, and ancillary site works at Carrowmably, Dromore West, Co. Sligo, was carried out on 8 October 2003. The proposed development was located partially within the archaeological constraint for a midden (SMR 12:124). The site was on the coast, c. 1.5km north-north-east of Dromore West village.

Testing consisted of the excavation (by machine) of five trenches, which measured 40.4m, 31.5m, 16.1m, 7.4m and 50.9m long, respectively, 1.45-1.6m wide and 0.2-0.75m deep. The stratigraphy consisted of topsoil above grey/brown friable sandy silt loam and bedrock. The topsoil contained modern artefacts only. The orange/grey/brown friable sandy silt loam was sterile natural subsoil. The testing revealed evidence of natural undisturbed stratigraphy.