2004:1361 - ANNAHAGH 1, Monaghan

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Monaghan Site name: ANNAHAGH 1

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E1161

Author: Fintan Walsh, Irish Archaeological Consultancy, 8 Dungar Terrace, Dœn Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

Site type: Burnt mound

ITM: E 668804m, N 834066m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.250805, -6.944213

A 600m2 excavation was undertaken in the townland of Annahagh, c. 1.25km to the east of Monaghan town, in advance of the construction of the 2.65km N2 Monaghan bypass. The previously unknown site had been discovered by Shane Delaney at route Chainage 1150 during a testing programme (No. 1369 below, 04E0106).

The site comprised a burnt mound, defined by two spreads of charcoal-rich silt and heat-shattered stone sealing two pits (troughs), all of which were truncated by recent agricultural activity. These spreads measured 9m by 7.5m by 0.15m deep, and 9.25m by 3.25m by 0.17m deep. One find, a broken parallel-sided flint blade, was recovered from this site.