2004:0180 - SCATTERY ISLAND, Clare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Clare Site name: SCATTERY ISLAND

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 67:24 Licence number: 04E0365

Author: Dave Pollock, Knockrower Road, Stradbally, Co. Waterford.

Site type: Areas of burning

ITM: E 497099m, N 652304m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.612222, -9.519444

Two scorched areas suffering from coastal erosion on the west side of Scattery Island were investigated for associated remains and potential dating material in August 2004. One site is large (>14m long) and severely scorched, and might have been a medieval navigation light looking towards the mouth of the Shannon. The other area is smaller and less scorched, perhaps the site of a medieval scrub clearance bonfire. The work was carried out on behalf of the Heritage Service.