2003:1889 - Killoteran 7, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Killoteran 7

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1282

Author: John Purcell, 17 Balmoral Terrace, Dillon

Site type: Fulacht fiadh

ITM: E 658193m, N 610934m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.247049, -7.147807

A burnt mound and a series of linear features were uncovered at the base of a steep north-west-facing slope as part of the testing prior to the construction of the Waterford ring road. A canal drains the area and cuts the burnt mound at the north-west. The linear features were a result of land drainage.

The mound consisted of heat-shattered stone and burnt material; it measured 22m north-south by 8m and was 1.1m in depth at its maximum. When removed, it revealed two troughs, which were excavated into the subsoil, and one wooden trough. The wooden trough consisted of a hollowed-out timber held in place by a series of wooden pegs. It measured 2.6m by 1m by 0.65m. The overall alignment of the fulacht fiadh was north-south. The mound extends west to the canal and possibly to its western bank.