2004:0673 - CARROWKEEL, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: CARROWKEEL

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 45:6 Licence number: 04E0046

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

Site type: No archaeological significance


ITM: E 559545m, N 723624m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.261424, -8.606344

Five trenches were mechanically excavated in the course of pre-development testing at Carrowkeel, Moylough, near an enclosure. In Trench A the removal of sod and topsoil revealed a stony orange/brown subsoil that extended for a depth of 0.35m and overlay the natural gravel layer. In Trench B sod and topsoil 0.3m deep overlay gravel and rock. The stratigraphy encountered in Trenches C-E was similar, with a stony subsoil revealed directly below the topsoil. A natural yellow/grey sandy gravel layer was found directly below this subsoil. No artefacts or features of archaeological significance were encountered in the course of testing.