2004:0203 - BARNAHELY, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: BARNAHELY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 87:48 Licence number: 04E1685

Author: Tony Cummins, for Sheila Lane & Associates, AE House, Monahan Road, Cork.

Site type: Testing

ITM: E 576882m, N 563902m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.826877, -8.335384

Twelve test-trenches were excavated in the vicinity of a ringfort as part of a pre-development assessment of a potential factory site. The trenches were opened across a number of potential archaeological features identified during a geophysical investigation of the site. Two previously unrecorded archaeological sites were identified during the course of this testing. These appeared to be the remains of a keyhole-shaped kiln, located c. 10m to the west of the ringfort, and a levelled fulacht fiadh, located c. 20m to the north-west of the ringfort. Both of these sites were recorded and left in situ. A full excavation of these sites was recommended prior to commencement of any construction project in the area to the west of the ringfort.