2004:0149 - SITE AR125, CLAREABBEY, Clare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Clare Site name: SITE AR125, CLAREABBEY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0023

Author: Graham Hull, TVAS Ireland Ltd, Ahish, Ballinruan, Crusheen, Co. Clare.

Site type: Burnt-stone spread

ITM: E 534331m, N 675393m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.825492, -8.974399

A burnt-stone spread of possible prehistoric date was found during testing on the N18 Ennis bypass (Excavations 2003, No. 127, 03E1291). The archaeological deposits were destroyed by a contractor rerouting services for the new road. The burnt spread was recorded in detail at testing and had maximum dimensions of 10m (north-south) by 8m and was 0.35m thick. The spread (or perhaps ‘mound’) was made of burnt limestone pieces with charcoal flecking. No evidence of a trough was seen.