2003:1671 - Shancough, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Shancough

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 25:38 Licence number: 03E1191

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 558281m, N 824098m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.164162, -8.638824

The proposed development, to consist of 36 houses, services and roads, is located outside of Coolaney, Co. Sligo. A ringfort is in excess of 100m from the proposed development site. Monitoring of topsoil-stripping was carried out in August 2003. The sod and topsoil varied in depth from 0.25 to 0.4m. In all places, undisturbed natural was revealed. Some early modern crockery, bottle glass and clay-pipe stems were retrieved, but no evidence of earlier activity was apparent. No archaeological features or finds were revealed during the course of the excavation.