2004:0681 - DRUMHARSNA NORTH, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: DRUMHARSNA NORTH

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 113:109 Licence number: 04E0720

Author: Martin Fitzpatrick, Arch. Consultancy Ltd, Ballydavid South, Athenry, Co. Galway.

Site type: No archaeological significance


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.