2004:0411 - MOYRA GLEBE, Donegal

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Donegal Site name: MOYRA GLEBE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0273

Author: Richard Crumlish, 61 An Cladrach, Castlebar Road, Ballinrobe, Co. Mayo.

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 595883m, N 929855m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 55.116073, -8.064519

Pre-development testing was carried out on 5 March 2004 at the site of a proposed dwelling at Moyra Glebe, Falcarragh, Co. Donegal, which is located within the archaeological constraint for a megalithic tomb (SMR 25:38) in the neighbouring field to the north of the site.

The testing comprised the excavation (by machine) of four trenches, which measured 50.6m, 9.5m, 7.5m and 17.5m long respectively, 1.05-1.3m wide and 0.45-0.8m deep.

Below the topsoil was grey/rust-coloured loose loamy sand and grey/rust-coloured friable sandy silt loam. A number of modern field drains crossed one of the trenches. Three sherds of modern pottery were recovered from the topsoil. Nothing of archaeological significance was revealed.