2004:0395 - DRUMLONAGHER, Donegal

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Donegal Site name: DRUMLONAGHER

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0045

Author: Martin Fitzpatrick, Arch. Consultancy Ltd, Ballydavid South, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 493497m, N 578503m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.948415, -9.549302

Monitoring was undertaken at the site at Drumlonagher, Donegal, in compliance with a condition of planning. Monitoring of the removal of a thin layer of sod and topsoil revealed a sticky grey/brown natural marl layer. This layer was found throughout the site and no features of archaeological significance were noted. In addition to the topsoil-stripping, a portion of the excavation of soil to facilitate the construction of commercial units was also monitored, and this revealed that the sticky natural marl extended for a depth of up to 0.7m.