2004:0124 - SITES 1-4, POLLAMORE NEAR/TIRQUIN/GORTNAKESH/MOYNEHALL, Cavan

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cavan Site name: SITES 1-4, POLLAMORE NEAR/TIRQUIN/GORTNAKESH/MOYNEHALL

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0968

Author: John Channing, Chapel Lane, Stratford-on-Slaney, Co. Wicklow, for V.J. Keeley Ltd.

Site type: Various

ITM: E 643501m, N 804025m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.983653, -7.336767

The proposed Cavan bypass Stage 2 scheme commences at the existing N3, 1.5km east of Cavan town, extending in a predominantly south-west direction to the existing N55, c. 2.5km south-west of Cavan town. There is also a secondary link connecting the N55 at Moynehall to the Ballyjamesduff road.

A centre-line test-trench was excavated by machine with toothless bucket with alternate offset trenches at 20m intervals. A total of 5000 linear metres of test-trench were opened. Archaeological material uncovered was investigated and assigned site numbers 1-4; these were excavated under separate licences (see No. 100 above and Nos 125, 126 and 129 below).

All identified sites fell into a broad burnt-mound category, with the exception of field clearance evidence and services.