2004:0264 - FERMOY WOOD, FERMOY, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: FERMOY WOOD, FERMOY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E1014

Author: Bruce Sutton, for Eachtra Archaeological Projects, Ballycurreen Industrial Estate, Kinsale Road, Cork.

Site type: Fulacht fiadh

ITM: E 581395m, N 596290m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.118179, -8.271664

Monitoring took place within previously untested or unresolved locations along the route of the new N8 Rathcormac/Fermoy bypass between June 2004 and January 2005. These works were both within and outside of the extents of the CPO and were initially monitored by Laurence Dunne under licence 04E0948 (see No. 256 above). However, with the introduction of the National Monuments (Amendment) Act in the summer of 2004, the remaining archaeological investigations within the road-take took place under ministerial direction.

During the course of monitoring within the CPO line for the road-take, a fulacht fiadh was uncovered. The mound was heavily disturbed by forestry and machinery and measured roughly 13m by 12m. Excavation of the shallow mound revealed a rectangular trough 2.8m by 2.2m and 0.6m deep. Two post-holes and two shallow pits were also excavated. No finds were recovered from any of the excavated features. The fulacht fiadh was 390m to the north of a potential brushwood trackway or platform in Ballyoran Bog, excavated by John Tierney (No. 262 above).