2004:0682 - DUNMORE: Castle Street, Galway

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Galway Site name: DUNMORE: Castle Street

Sites and Monuments Record No.: GA017-002 Licence number: 04E1129

Author: Martin Fitzpatrick, Arch. Consultancy Ltd.

Site type: Excavation - miscellaneous

Period/Dating: Modern (AD 1750-AD 2000)

ITM: E 550706m, N 763502m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.619019, -8.745064

Four trenches were mechanically excavated in the course of pre-development testing at Castle Street, Dunmore, Co. Galway. The stratigraphy uncovered in Trenches A–C was similar and consisted of sod and topsoil (0.3m in depth), which overlay a grey/brown sandy subsoil 0.5–0.6m in depth, which in turn overlay a yellow/grey natural gravel with frequent small stones. In Trench D the removal of sod and topsoil (0.2m deep) revealed a fill of dumped building material 0.4m in depth, which overlay the natural layer. Occasional fragments of modern pottery were recovered from this trench. The dumped material may be the remains of Glencoe House, which was once located at this site. However, no traces of wall foundations or standing remains were encountered in the course of testing.

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