2004:0681 - DRUMHARSNA NORTH, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: DRUMHARSNA NORTH

Sites and Monuments Record No.: GA113-109 Licence number: 04E0720

Author: Martin Fitzpatrick, Arch. Consultancy Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 542265m, N 711369m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.149699, -8.863104

Pre-development testing was undertaken in compliance with a request for further information at Drumharsna North, Kinvara, near a ringfort site and children's burial ground. Four trenches were mechanically excavated. In Trench A sod and topsoil 0.2m deep overlay a grey sandy gravel. Approximately 5.1m from the west end of the trench a dump of field stones was uncovered. This material extended for a length of 7.5m and had a maximum depth of 0.7m. The stone was local limestone, which had been dumped into a roughly round-bottomed cut that was excavated into the natural gravel layer. A second cut filled with field stones was uncovered to the east of the first cut. This cut was 1.9m in width and 0.5m deep. In Trenches B–D natural sand and gravel layers lay directly below the topsoil. No features of archaeological significance were encountered in the course of testing.

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