2003:1633 - Carrowroe Site 1B, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Carrowroe Site 1B

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0545

Author: Ed Danaher, ACS Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: Post-medieval field drains and pits

ITM: E 568055m, N 833442m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.248824, -8.490164

This site was situated within the proposed route of the N4 Sligo Inner Relief Road and County Extension. It was located in undulating pastureland, c. 2.5km south-west of Sligo town centre and south of the Newtownholmes Road, and was near a number of archaeological sites located along the proposed route. Test excavations within this area, carried out in 2001 by Frank Ryan (Excavations 2001, No. 1176, 01E0942), revealed pits with in situ burning. Topsoil-stripping of this site, which measured c. 2.2ha, revealed a number of post-medieval field drains, a large post-medieval field clearance pit filled with stone as well as a single shallow pit containing a dark rich soil which did not contain any diagnostic material.