2003:1742 - Site 40, Farranamanagh, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Site 40, Farranamanagh

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0502

Author: Neil Fairburn, Cocyn Uchaf, Moelfre, Anglesey, Wales, for Judith Carroll Network Archaeology Ltd.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 606142m, N 639789m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.509452, -7.909520

Phase 2 excavation at Site 40 was carried out on behalf of South Tipperary County Council in advance of construction of the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road. The scheme involves a 6km bypass route of the town and a 2km link road of the N74.

Phase 1 pre-construction testing undertaken by Mary Henry Archaeological Services Ltd in 2002 did not identify any features of ‘high archaeological potential’ in the townland of Farranamanagh. The two sites tested were found to be archaeologically sterile, but it was deemed necessary to strip and resolve the small area between them. This was due to the proximity of SMR 60:84, a ringfort c. 45m to the east. It was also thought necessary to further examine a kink in the field boundary, which is within the zone of potential for the listed site.

Excavation took place as part of Phase 2 resolution in April 2003. One field boundary and the outer limits of a bóthairín, both still in use, were detected, but the area was archaeologically sterile.