2004:0495 - DARCYTOWN/GLEBE SOUTH, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: DARCYTOWN/GLEBE SOUTH

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02E0043

Author: Judith Carroll, Judith Carroll & Company Ltd, Consultant Archaeologists, 13 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Site type: Monitoring

ITM: E 719600m, N 760888m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.584206, -6.193686

Monitoring was carried out during subsurface works on a housing development at Lusk Road, Balrothery, Co. Dublin, mainly during May-June 2004. The 6.5ha site, comprising two fields divided by a road, was in the townlands of Glebe South and Darcystown. The site was in an area of high archaeological potential, being close to the multi-ditched enclosure of Rosepark, Balrothery (Excavations 2001, No. 334, 99E0155 ext.), with a number of other sites of archaeological interest in the vicinity. During monitoring, a number of sites and features came to light, including three prehistoric ring-ditches and a number of early medieval inhumation burials. Two of the ring-ditches and the inhumations, along with a number of other features, were later excavated by Frank Ryan (No. 496 below, 04E0680). One of the ring-ditches together with a seemingly associated group of pits were excavated by the writer (No. 498 below, 04E0741).

A number of other features were found scattered throughout the site, particularly concentrated in the Darcytown side. These were excavated under this monitoring licence and comprised four pits, nine cereal-drying kilns and five hearths.