2003:1781 - Site 7, Monadreela, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Site 7, Monadreela

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0300

Author: Neil O'Flanagan, 3 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.

Site type: Ring-ditch/fulachta fiadh

ITM: E 609601m, N 641954m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.528857, -7.858499

This site on the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road scheme had been tested in 2002 by Anne Marie Lennon (Excavations 2002, No. 1744, 02E0374). Phase 2 resolution between Chainages 6750 and 6810 identified prehistoric features in the form of a ring-ditch (7.5m in diameter), burnt-mound spreads, pits containing burnt-mound-type material and other pits containing possible prehistoric pottery. Evidence for post-medieval activity included drainage ditches, numerous cultivation furrows and a modern stone causeway. A number of anomalous pits were also excavated, one of which may represent the remains of a corn-drying kiln. Some of these features may be associated with the nearby Monadreela medieval activity on Sites 8 and 9 (see Nos 1782-3 below).