2004:0397 - FINNER 1, Donegal

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Donegal Site name: FINNER 1

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0013

Author: Fintan Walsh, Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd, 8 Dungar Terrace, Dœn Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Site type: Clearance cairn

ITM: E 583179m, N 859592m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.484509, -8.259578

An excavation, funded by Donegal County Council and the National Roads Authority, was completed in advance of the proposed N15 Bundoran to Ballyshannon bypass.

Linear testing (Excavations 2003, No. 427, 03E1015) was carried out by Billy Quinn along the route of the proposed scheme in summer 2003. Finner 1 was identified as a cairn (possible clearance cairn) in Plot 83, Test Area 8, during the testing exercise. This feature was deliberately not tested during the Stage 1 test excavation programme.

Excavation revealed nothing of archaeological significance. It was clear that the site consisted of a small rock outcrop, which was subsequently the focus of small-scale field clearance. No archaeological features or finds were uncovered during the excavation.