2004:0097 - MONEYBEG, Carlow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Carlow Site name: MONEYBEG

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03E1404 ext.

Author: Catherine McLoughlin, Stafford McLoughlin Archaeology, Unit 4, Enniscorthy Enterprise Centre, Milehouse Road, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

Site type: Various; prehistoric?

ITM: E 669494m, N 661161m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.697122, -6.971882

Monitoring of groundworks was undertaken at the site in response to planning conditions. The site, which contains the remains of enclosure SMR 16:39, was previously tested by Emmet Stafford (see Excavations 2003, No. 34). Monitoring revealed an area of activity near the site of the enclosure. Excavation of the area revealed a series of pits and possible post-holes which contained heat-shattered stone and charcoal deposits. Two large pits were excavated, which, in addition to burnt stone, contained relatively large amounts of animal bone. A bowl furnace was situated a distance away, in complete isolation from the other features. A 7m-long portion of ditch, thought to be part of the enclosure, was also excavated.