2012:430 - Mayo - Various Townlands, Mayo

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Mayo Site name: Mayo - Various Townlands

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 11E0145

Author: Bernard Guinan

Site type: Testing

ITM: E 0m, N 0m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): ,

Works continued on this group water scheme project (see report in Excavations 2011) which involved pipelaying centred on four area ‚Äď Callow, Meelick, Bohola and Kilasser in central Co. Mayo. In addition to the sites reported on previously, four addition fulachta fiadh were discovered during the monitoring of ground works on the later stages of the scheme. These sites were identified in the following townlands:


Townland                                           Eastings                      Northings

Newcastle                                           132, 900.97                 297,417.35

Meelick                                               133, 299.18                 297,583.65

Doonty                                                135,732.63                  307,275.12

Cuildoo                                               134,125.00                  303,277.00


The sites were recorded and their positions mapped and preserved in situ. Samples were taken for radiocarbon dating.

Coosan, Athlone, Co. Westmeath