2004:0377 - MOLLOY, Donegal

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Donegal Site name: MOLLOY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 73:41 Licence number: 02E0367 ext.

Author: Christopher Read, North West Archaeological Services, Cloonfad Cottage, Cloonfad, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 600294m, N 902032m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.866115, -7.995409

The site of the proposed development, to consist of 20 houses, access road, parking lot, services and landscaped green spaces, is on the outskirts of the town of Ardara. The development is near a 'megalithic tomb, site of', the subject of a previous assessment. During the course of that assessment, a low visibility rectilinear earthwork was uncovered through the examination of aerial photographs. This was tested in 2002 (Excavations 2002, No. 400). No evidence of the earthworks or other potential archaeological features was revealed. Monitoring was requested, and carried out by the author in January 2004 under the same licence. No evidence of any archaeological features or materials was uncovered during the course of the excavation.