NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Sligo Site name: AGHAMORE NEAR AND CARNS

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 11E0084

Author: Billy Quinn

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 570733m, N 832110m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.236898, -8.448258

Monitoring of the groundworks at Aghamore Near took place in May 2011. The works involved the replacement of existing pipes in the vicinity of sites SL020-093, 094 095 and SL10-238, classified as a ringfort, two enclosures and a ritual site (holy well) respectively. The trench was excavated using a JCB JC1320 machine with a 12in. toothed bucket. The excavated trench measured 0.4m (approx.) in width and was 0.8m in depth. The stratigraphy encountered during the excavation of the trench was generally uniform. A (0.1m) layer of humus was underpinned by a (0.5m) layer of gravel and deposited fill associated with the laying of the original pipe. A (0.2m) layer of natural grey clay was visible under this material. Nothing of archaeological significance was encountered during the groundworks.

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