2013:092 - Clooneeny/Gowlan/Kilmore Upper/Agharragh Bog/Mullagh Bog/Cloonerny/Mullolagher/Kilmore Lower, Clooneeny Bog, Longford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Longford Site name: Clooneeny/Gowlan/Kilmore Upper/Agharragh Bog/Mullagh Bog/Cloonerny/Mullolagher/Kilmore Lower, Clooneeny Bog

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 13E0224

Author: Jane Whitaker

Site type: Peatland


ITM: E 609746m, N 773073m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.707251, -7.852385

Excavation description

A re-assessment field walking survey was carried out in Clooneeny Bog in July 2013 on behalf of Bord na Mona. The bog is located 4km west of Longford town and 2km north-west of Killashee village and is 195ha in size with north-north-west/south-south-east oriented drains.

Clooneeny Bog was archaeologically surveyed in 1991 by the IAWU at which time a total of nineteen sites were recorded. Fifteen of these are currently listed as ‘redundant records’ in the Archaeological Survey of Ireland records. The remaining four were two post rows in the northern extent of the bog and two Road – Class 3 Toghers in the north-western extent.

Clooneeny Bog did not form part of the 1999 BnM/ADS Re-Assessment Survey nor were any of the original sites excavated.

The 2013 Re-Assessment survey identified four sites in Clooneeny Bog which consisted of two possible Road – Class 3 toghers, one small platform site and a single piece of worked wood recorded on the field surface (Structure-Peatland). Three of the sites were located in close proximity in Clooneeny townland while the fourth was located to the north-west of those sites in Mullagh Bog townland.

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