2003:1786 - Site 12, Monadreela, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Site 12, Monadreela

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0393

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

Site type: Pit, ditches

ITM: E 609613m, N 641782m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.527311, -7.858327

This site on the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road scheme had been tested by Anne Marie Lennon in 2002 (Excavations 2002, No. 1704, 02E0286). No features of archaeological significance were identified, but further testing was recommended due to the proximity of known medieval and prehistoric features. Phase 2 testing involved the excavation of four trenches (c. 380m2) between Chainages 6590 and 6620, which identified post-medieval cultivation furrows. Full resolution of the site followed. Possible medieval features on adjacent Site 11 (No. 1785 above) were seen to extend into the northern side of Site 12.

Three archaeological features were subsequently identified, two ditches and a single large pit. No diagnostic artefacts or dating evidence was recovered from the pit. One ditch was found to truncate the medieval D-shaped enclosure on adjoining Site 11. The other ditch contained a large quantity of carbonised seeds and charcoal; there was no evidence of in situ burning.