Mungret (Site I)
A test excavation was undertaken to assess the archaeological potential of a greenfield site located at Mungret, Co. Limerick. The proposed development site is located close to but outside of the zone of archaeological potential of Mungret Abbey (LI013–009). A total of 35 test-trenches were excavated.
Testing uncovered archaeologically significant remains in fourteen trenches, concentrated primarily across the eastern half of the development site. These remains consisted primarily of agricultural activity such as ploughmarks and disused gullies and ditches. A total of four pits, two post-holes and a keyhole-shaped kiln were also identified. Further investigations will be carried out in 2008.
John Kavanagh and Peadar Quine, Icon Archaeology Ltd, 12 Cherrymount Drive, Carlow, Co. Carlow.
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