Cremation pits, ring-barrow and refuse pits
163055 136246
Topsoil-stripping at the proposed new Limerick County Council housing development in Bruff, Co. Limerick, revealed two areas of archaeological interest. The first area was a series of intercutting pits, typically sub-oval in shape, averaging 0.8m long by 0.7m wide with a depth of 0.4m and a dark blackish-brown sandy silt fill. Located further to the north the second area contained a ring-barrow with an internal diameter of c. 10m and a 2.74m-wide, 0.59m-deep ditch. Two token cremation burials were located within the barrow.
Ross MacLeod, Headland Archaeology Ltd, 25 Killerin Park, Liosbaun Industrial Estate, Tuam Road, Galway.

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