2012:642 - Dragoonhill/Knockroe/Rathattin, Wicklow

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wicklow Site name: Dragoonhill/Knockroe/Rathattin

Sites and Monuments Record No.: WI009-036 Licence number: 12E353

Author: Rob O’Hara

Site type: Testing


ITM: E 693326m, N 705249m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.089668, -6.606745

Stage (i) a test excavations were carried out on a proposed improvement scheme of the N81 close to Hollywood, Co. Wicklow. The testing was undertaken in October 2012. A total of 23 trenches amounting to 1525 linear metres were excavated, including hand-dug test trenches at site WI009–036. All trenches were excavated to the level of subsoil or to the top of archaeological deposits where present. Topsoil ranged in depth from 0.15m to 0.35m over the area. No archaeological material was found in topsoil deposits. Site WI009-036 was confirmed to be archaeological in origin. No new archaeological sites were identified.

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