2008:1251 - 45 Connaught Street, Athlone, Westmeath

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Westmeath Site name: 45 Connaught Street, Athlone

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 08E0877

Author: Tara O’Neill, ACS Ltd, Unit 21, Boyne Business Park, Greenhills, Drogheda, Co. Louth.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 603520m, N 741415m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.422840, -7.947039

A single test-trench was excavated within the rear yard of No. 45 Connaught Street, Athlone, Co Westmeath, in the area of a proposed basement. The site is located outside of the walled medieval town of Athlone (WM029–042). The site yard was covered in a thin layer of black tarmac which had been laid above a very thick layer of post-medieval demolition rubble and lay directly above the natural coarse grey gravel and stone. No archaeological features or deposits were exposed and no finds were recovered.