2003:1784 - Site 10, Monadreela, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Site 10, Monadreela

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0392

Author: Joanne Hughes, Boscabell, Cashel, Co. Tipperary, and Neil O'Flanagan, 3 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7.

Site type: Post-medieval ditches and cultivation furrows

ITM: E 609610m, N 641845m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.527877, -7.858370

This site on the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road scheme had been tested by Anne Marie Lennon in 2002 (Excavations 2002, No. 1745, 02E0375). No features of archaeological potential were identified, but additional testing was recommended as part of Phase 2 investigations in March 2003 because of the proximity of known medieval archaeology at Site 9 (No. 1783 above).

Three trenches (158m2) were excavated between Chainages 6660 and 6680; features relating to post-medieval (probably 19th-century) activity in the form of cultivation furrows and a north-south-oriented bank and associated ditches were found. The latter features are the same as those identified from Sites 14 to 5. The cultivation furrows are part of a consistent furrow pattern observed across the entire Monadreela ridge; post-medieval finds were recovered from a number of these features.

Further investigation on this site was conducted under a licence extension because of its proximity to positively identified medieval features on adjoining Sites 9 and 11. Two anomalous pits and three post-medieval drains were identified.