2018:023 - Clonervy, Drumnanarragh, Drumryan, Raskill and Shankill Upper townlands, Cavan

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cavan Site name: Clonervy, Drumnanarragh, Drumryan, Raskill and Shankill Upper townlands

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 17E0147

Author: Dermot Nelis

Site type: Post-medieval

ITM: E 647100m, N 806365m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.004366, -7.281537

Monitoring of the 3km underground grid connection scheme for Carrickallen Wind Farm revealed one feature of archaeological significance. A leather shoe was located at a depth of 1.1m below the existing ground level. The shoe was located in a small pit, which was truncated by the grid connection trench. The pit was cut into natural bedrock and was filled with peat. The pit was approximately 0.6m wide x 0.25m deep and of unknown length. 

A report on the find has been prepared by John Nicholl, who confirmed it to be an incomplete post-medieval shoe which can be dated to the 18th century (c. 1760). The shoe has been forwarded for conservation.

Monitoring of the remainder of the scheme failed to reveal any archaeological features or artefacts.

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