2003:1864 - Area 6, Carriganard, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Area 6, Carriganard

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1176

Author: Colm Moloney, Headland Archaeology Ltd, Unit 4b, Europa Enterprise Park, Midleton, Co. Cork.

Site type: Fulacht fiadh

ITM: E 659231m, N 611828m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.254977, -7.132460

As part of the predevelopment assessment of the archaeological potential of the Waterford Outer Ring Road, a series of trenches was excavated within the proposed land-take of the route. Area 6 was highlighted in the environmental impact statement as an area of higher potential, with the presence of a possible enclosure and a possible fulacht fiadh. Testing confirmed the presence of a mound of burnt stones, interpreted as a fulacht fiadh, with a diameter of c. 20m. No evidence was recovered for the presence of archaeological activity at the other site.