2004:0656 - TALLAGHT: Tallaght Road, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: TALLAGHT: Tallaght Road

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E00569

Author: Stuart Halliday, Arch-Tech Ltd.

Site type: Excavation - miscellaneous

Period/Dating: Undetermined

ITM: E 711226m, N 727944m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.290120, -6.331730

Testing was carried out as part of planning conditions related to a potential residential development. Three trenches were excavated using a mechanical excavator fitted with a toothless bucket. Two possible features of archaeological significance were identified.

The first of these (002) was located 8m from the western end of the trench and comprised a 3m-wide linear feature aligned north-south across the trench. The feature was subject to partial investigation but could not be fully excavated due to the height of the water table. It was excavated to a depth of 0.15m. It was filled with dark-grey stony clay with occasional charcoal flecks and animal bone. No date could be ascertained for this feature and its function was not clear. The second feature was located 16m from the eastern edge of the trench and comprised an 8m-wide possible linear feature aligned north-south across the trench. It was filled with dark-grey/brown stony clay and was not investigated, as it lay under the level of the water table. As with feature 002, it was not possible to ascertain its function.

32 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2