2003:1660 - Lackan, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Lackan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 10:30 Licence number: 03E0387

Author: Mary Henry, Mary Henry Archaeological Services Ltd, 17 Staunton Row, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 529716m, N 832668m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.238044, -9.078178

Pre-construction testing was undertaken at the site of a proposed wind farm at Lackan, near Enniscrone, Co. Sligo. The site is close to a fulacht fiadh.

Eleven trenches were opened. No archaeological features were revealed in any of them. Due to the topography and landscape attributes of the siting of two of the proposed turbines (wet, marshy and low-lying areas and close to the coast), it is most unlikely that there are any surviving archaeological remains, as this area was probably subject to extensive sea incursion and flooding up until the time that the coastal defences were built. The hostile coastal terrain would have made human activity, and particularly fishing, very dangerous, if not impossible.