2004:0677 - COROFIN, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: COROFIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 57:89, 57:91, 57:161 Licence number: 04E0100

Author: Declan Moore, Moore Archaeological & Environmental Services Ltd (Moore Group), Corporate House, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway.

Site type: Monitoring


ITM: E 542840m, N 743397m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.437565, -8.860271

Monitoring was carried out at Corofin, Co. Galway, in February 2004 at a proposed development of sixteen houses located within an archaeologically sensitive area containing two monuments, a tower-house and associated old (possibly medieval) road. The stratigraphy of the site presented topsoil overlying a mixed natural layer of orangey clay and greyish-brown sand. Nothing of archaeological significance was uncovered during the course of these works. Subsequent monitoring revealed the presence of inhumations and the licence was transferred to Tom Rogers (No. 679 below).