2003:1839 - Site 39, Windmill, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Site 39, Windmill

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0757

Author: Neil O'Flanagan, 3 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7, and Liam McKinstry, 9 Ballantyne Place, Steamboat Quay, Limerick, for Judith Carroll Network

Site type: Prehistoric

ITM: E 606235m, N 639664m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.508328, -7.908153

The resolution of Site 39 was carried out before the construction of the N8 Cashel Bypass and N74 Link Road. The site comprised a flat elongated area on the northern slopes of Windmill Hill. The excavation was carried out in June-July 2003 over a period of six weeks. It yielded evidence of stone-lined pits containing possible Bronze Age pottery, as well as a smithing hearth. An east-facing adult male skeleton was recovered nearby in a shallow grave, and the remains of medieval field boundaries enclosed what appears to be a rectangular-shaped house.