2004:0664 - GORTEENACRA, ATHENRY, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: GORTEENACRA, ATHENRY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 84:1 Licence number: 04E0107

Author: Fiona Rooney, Arch. Consultancy Ltd, Ballydavid South, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 550506m, N 727904m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.299112, -8.742494

Pre-development testing was undertaken in compliance with a condition from Galway County Council. A single trench, located at the rear (north side) of an existing dwelling house, was mechanically excavated. The removal of sod uncovered a mixed grey layer with moderate stone inclusions. This layer extended for the length of the trench and was 0.3m in depth. Occasional fragments of glass and pottery were recovered from this layer, all of which were 20th century in date. Underlying this layer there was a grey/yellow boulder clay. No features or artefacts of archaeological significance were encountered.