2009:108 - CURRALEIGH WEST TO MIDLETON, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: CURRALEIGH WEST TO MIDLETON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 09E0059

Author: Isolated pits. Bernice Molloy, Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd, 27 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

Site type: Various

ITM: E 553897m, N 572615m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.903773, -8.669981

The BGE Curraleigh West to Midleton gas pipeline route measured c. 47km in length. The pipeline corridor was generally 30m in width, but it was wider in some locations, such as river and road crossings. The pipeline route traversed a varying landscape in terms of the topography and underlying geology and was carefully selected to avoid direct impact on known archaeological sites. Thirty-seven previously unidentified sites were identified during monitoring of topsoil-stripping along the route. These ranged in date from the Neolithic to the post-medieval period. Twenty-one of these sites were excavated under this monitoring licence and the remainder (16) were excavated under a separate licence number. The sites excavated under the monitoring licence are described in brief below.

Curraleigh West, Co. Tipperary (189720 111750). Truncated remains of a fulacht fiadh. Coolapreaven, Co. Tipperary (189055 111370). Post-medieval well.

All the following sites are in Co. Cork.

Ballard (187855 106790). Truncated remains of a

fulacht fiadh. Macroney Lower (186490 102560). Isolated pits. Ballynalackan (186590 100615). Charcoal-

production pits. Curragh Upper (186510 99015). Isolated pit. Curragh Upper (186585 97790). Scattered

settlement activity. Coole Upper (186780 96190). Isolated pit. Coole Upper (E186815 N95905). Isolated pit. Coole Lower (186930 95035). Remains of burnt Broomfield East (189197 76309). Kiln.



Killeagh (189735 75925). Isolated pits.

Innygraga (190530 71110). Isolated cremation

pits.

Ballynacorra (189675 70845). Scattered

ephemeral settlement activity and possible

cremation pit.

Ballynacorra (189550 70815).