2003:1686 - Carrowbunnaun, Strandhill, Sligo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: Carrowbunnaun, Strandhill

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 01E0307 ext.

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 560986m, N 835852m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.269990, -8.598940

Monitoring was undertaken of groundworks associated with a housing development near the village of Strandhill. No archaeological remains were uncovered. Agricultural furrows were identified and there was a high density of seashells in the topsoil (the site is very close to the sea). The presence of shell may have reflected the importing of seaweed into the topsoil as a means of land improvement.