2003:1732 - Cloneen, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Cloneen

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1593

Author: Maurice F. Hurley, 312 Bruach na Laoi, Union Quay, Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 627047m, N 636085m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.475522, -7.601879

It is proposed to build a new house in the garden of an existing bar and lounge in the village of Cloneen, Co. Tipperary (South Riding). An assessment will provide one element of a forthcoming planning application. Excavation and monitoring of two trial holes, c. 2m deep, and four percolation holes, 0.3-0.6m deep, was carried out on 4 October to assess suitability for insertion of a septic tank/percolation area. Excavation was carried out by mechanical excavator with a 1m-wide bucket. The site is near a deer park (SMR 71:45) in Kilburry West townland, Cloneen Church and graveyard (SMR 71:3) in Ballyhomuck townland and Cloneen House (SMR 71:2).

No finds or features of archaeological importance were observed during monitoring.