2003:1954 - Abbey Lane, Athlone, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: Abbey Lane, Athlone

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E0107

Author: Martin E. Byrne, Byrne Mullins & Associates, 7 Cnoc na Gréine Square, Kilcullen, Co. Kildare.

Site type: Urban post-medieval

ITM: E 604998m, N 740228m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.412154, -7.924826

Testing was undertaken in the area of a proposed development situated at the eastern side of the present Abbey Lane, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. It is speculated that the line of the 17th-century earthen rampart defences ran along the western side of the lane.

Machine excavation of three trenches took place within the boundaries of the property. Testing revealed a 0.55m layer of fill overlying a moderately compact light-brown sandy clay typical of the general area. No features or artefacts of archaeological interest were uncovered.