2003:1653 - Keeloges, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Keeloges

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1201

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

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 573314m, N 849811m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.396205, -8.410931

Pre-development testing took place at the site of an extension to a graveyard (SMR 6:8) in Keeloges, Ballintrillick, Co. Sligo, on 13 and 14 August 2003.

Testing consisted of the excavation (by machine) of five trenches, which measured 12.8m, 40.6m, 40m, 39.8m and 30m long, respectively, 0.9-1.4m wide and 0.45-1.2m deep. The stratigraphy consisted of topsoil above grey/brown friable silt loam, orange/grey/brown firm silty clay loam, grey/brown friable sandy silt loam and grey/brown loose loamy sand with frequent rocks. One modern pottery sherd and a fragment of modern glass were recovered from the topsoil. The evidence from all five trenches was of undisturbed natural stratigraphy.