2004:0408 - MEENALABAN/MEENTYCAT, Donegal

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Donegal Site name: MEENALABAN/MEENTYCAT

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0159

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

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 609933m, N 900818m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.855102, -7.845317

The proposed development at Meenalaban will involve the construction of nine wind turbines/crane bases, an ESB substation and access roads on a hilltop north of Ballybofey. The site is partially forested. The terrain is very rough and consists of blanket bog with some outcrops of bedrock. No potential archaeological features were identified during the field inspection process, although the nature of the terrain meant the field inspection was hardly definitive. There are no known archaeological sites in the vicinity. All excavation works associated with road construction, turbine and crane bases were monitored. There was no evidence of archaeological activity found anywhere on the site.