2018:171 - Castlelands, Lismore, Waterford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Waterford Site name: Castlelands, Lismore

Sites and Monuments Record No.: n/a Licence number: 18E0252

Author: Rob Lynch, IAC Ltd

Site type: No archaeology found

ITM: E 603095m, N 598094m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.134701, -7.954791

A programme of archaeological testing was carried out within the site of a proposed farm development at Castlelands and Glenmorrishmeen, Lismore, Co. Waterford. The assessment was undertaken in response to planning conditions attached to the proposed development (Planning Ref.:18/88).

The proposed development involves extension to and development of a farm facility and accompanying access road. Modern farm buildings and sheds occupy the space known as the ‘Top Yard’. The site lies in gently undulating rich agricultural pasture enclosed in large regular fields, bound by mature trees and hedgerow. There are no recorded monuments within the footprint of the proposed development however the route of a former trackway/road (WA020-016) extends from the local road to the south of site, eastwards towards Lismore Castle. Field inspection did not identify any features or finds of archaeological potential within the proposed development site.

A geophysical survey was undertaken to inform the test trenching. Both of these investigations targeted the previously undisturbed greenfield area within the development site, known as the ‘battle yard’. No anomalies of archaeological potential were noted in the geophysical survey and subsequent testing revealed the site to be sterile of archaeological remains.

There is no predicted impact to the archaeological resource by the proposed development proceeding. No further mitigation is recommended.

IAC Ltd, Unit G1, Network Enterprise Park, Kilcoole, Co. Wicklow