2003:1728 - CASHEL: 44–46 Main Street/Lower Gate Square, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: CASHEL: 44–46 Main Street/Lower Gate Square

Sites and Monuments Record No.: TS061-025---- Licence number: 00E0169 ext.

Author: Mary G. O'Donnell, Archaeological Services Unit, University College Cork

Site type: Earthwork

Period/Dating: Undetermined

ITM: E 607623m, N 640604m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.516757, -7.887675

This site was previously reported in Excavations 2000 (No. 921) and Excavations 2002 (No. 1714). Monitoring of the final phase of development took place in January 2003. This involved the removal of c. 1m of material at the northern end of the site, adjacent to Lower Gate Square. Yellow boulder clay was uncovered immediately under c. 0.3m of modern rubble on the western side of the area.

A wide shallow ditch was uncovered on the outside of the town wall. The ditch measured c. 5.6m wide and 0.75m deep and was filled with a single deposit of a mid- to dark-brown humic soil with patches of sticky clay. There were no finds recovered from the deposit. This ditch is similar to that uncovered on the outside of the wall at Our Lady's Hospital, the Green, on the southern side of the town (see No. 1724, Excavations 2003).