2004:0680 - CREGGYMULGRENY, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: CREGGYMULGRENY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 104:124 Licence number: 04E1317

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

Site type: Ringfort


ITM: E 552812m, N 714963m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.183036, -8.705965

Test excavation was carried out on the site of a proposed dwelling at Creggymulgreny, Co. Galway, on 12 October 2004. The site is located within the area of archaeological constraint around a ringfort and souterrain. The extant remains of the ringfort comprise the eastern part of an overgrown bank of earth and stone. The north-east boundary of the development site incorporates part of the south-east bank of the monument. A field boundary wall is built on top of this section of the bank.

A tracked excavator fitted with a wide toothless bucket was retained to open four trenches on the footprint of the proposed development. The stratigraphy was uniform across the tested area with light-grey/brown silty sand topsoil, 0.2m deep, overlying light-orange/brown silty sand subsoil. Occasional patches of grey coarse sand and gravel natural were also noted. No archaeological material was discovered.