2005:1033 - AGHNASKEAGH, Louth

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Louth Site name: AGHNASKEAGH

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: A002/112

Author: John O’Connor, ADS Ltd, Windsor House, 11 Fairview Strand, Dublin 3.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 697908m, N 808415m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.015650, -6.506070

Excavations were carried out at Site 112 from 13 to 17 June and again on 7–8 and 19 July 2005 in advance of groundwork associated with the construction of the A1/N1 Newry–Dundalk link road. The scheme involves the construction of a road 14km long with 5.7km of associated link roads.

Thirteen features of archaeological potential were uncovered on this site, of which six were discovered to be of natural origin, formed either by root action or the removal of stones embedded in the subsoil. Of the remainder, two linear features and two pits could be dated to the recent past and were likely to be the result of farming activities. The remaining features, a stake-hole and the large pit formed by two smaller pits, were undatable but, given the nature of the surrounding features, there is no reason to believe that they are not contemporary. The excavated features are not of any archaeological significance.