2004:0668 - BANAGHER, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: BANAGHER

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 16:7 Licence number: 04E1217

Author: Dominic Delany, Dominic Delany & Associates, Unit 3, Howley Court, Oranmore, Co. Galway.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 539810m, N 762072m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.605033, -8.909459

Test excavation was carried out on the site of a proposed dwelling at Banagher, Co. Galway, on 7 September 2004. The site is partly located within the area of archaeological constraint around a ringfort. A JCB excavator fitted with a toothless digging bucket was retained to open five trenches on the footprint of the proposed development. Grey/brown sandy silt topsoil averaging 0.3m in thickness overlay grey/brown and yellow/brown silty/clayey sand subsoil. No archaeological material was discovered.