2004:0132 - BALLYHURLEY, Clare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Clare Site name: BALLYHURLEY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: CL029-025 Licence number: 04E0872

Author: Tracy Collins, Aegis Archaeology Ltd, 16 Avondale Court, Corbally, Limerick.

Site type: Excavation - miscellaneous

Period/Dating: Prehistoric (12700 BC-AD 400)

ITM: E 568982m, N 681552m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.883953, -8.460859

Testing was carried out in Ballyhurley, Ogonelloe, in advance of the proposed extension of the graveyard. The site is located within the zone of archaeological potential for an enclosure (to the west of the development site) and a church and graveyard. Nine test-trenches were excavated across the site. They measured 5.5–20m in length by 1.5m wide. Possible archaeological features were identified in five trenches. These include a number of linear, circular and irregularly shaped features, as well as an area of burning with associated possible stake-holes, although no archaeological artefacts were recovered. The full extent and nature of these features could not be established, but it is likely that they are related to the adjacent archaeological monuments.