2004:0613 - KILSHANE, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: KILSHANE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E1191

Author: Gina Johnson, c/o Archaeological Services Unit, University College Cork.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 710408m, N 742789m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.423648, -6.338816

The diversion of two gas pipelines by Bord G‡is was monitored over two and a half weeks in August and September 2004. The pipeline extended across three large fields which were under wheat and had been subject to reclamation in recent years, as evidenced by two ditches and a number of modern plastic and ceramic land drains noted during monitoring.

The removal of topsoil and excavation of the pipeline trenches were supervised and no archaeological features or artefacts were uncovered. The topsoil removal in the stopple locations to the north-east and south-west of the pipeline corridor was also monitored, but these were in areas already disturbed down on to the existing pipes.