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

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

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.

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