Cremation pits, ring-barrow and refuse pits
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.
Back to 2007 County Limerick Site List
Back to 2007 County List
Back to Year List
for the database resides with Wordwell Ltd in association with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and the Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland, and for the
individual reports with the authors.
Site designed by Aisling Flood, Wordwell Ltd. Database software and hosting