2010:368 - Ballingowan, Kerry

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Kerry Site name: Ballingowan

Sites and Monuments Record No.: KE029–16001, KE029–16002 Licence number: E004151

Author: Tony Bartlett, Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd, Unit 1, Wallingstown Business Park, Little Island, Co. Cork.

Site type: Not excavated


ITM: E 486605m, N 614209m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.267877, -9.661391

Testing was undertaken on behalf of Kerry County Council during the week of 16 August 2010. The works were undertaken as part of Stage (i) of the archaeological services contract prior to the commencement of construction of the N22 Tralee bypass/Tralee–Bealagrellagh, Co. Kerry, which extends from Lissatanvally to Flemby.
The layout of the trenches in this area was designed to test the zone of archaeological potential of two RMP sites, two enclosures. The result of geophysical survey, which was carried out in advance of test-trenching at the site (Harrison 2010), was also taken into account.
The limited size of the portion of the zone of archaeological potential within the road-take meant that geophysical survey in the area did not highlight any potential archaeological features (Harrison 2010, 12–13). Test-trenching could not be carried out due to the presence of the extant field boundary and so no archaeological features have been identified within the area. It is likely that the field boundary would have obliterated any subsurface archaeology which may have existed.
Harrison, S. 2010 The results of geophysical survey along the route of the N22 Tralee bypass/Tralee to Bealagrellagh road scheme. Report by Headland Archaeology Ltd for Kerry County Council.