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08D271; R104; E3828
Ministerial consent was granted for testing a proposed extension to the north-west sector of a graveyard at Sooreeny, Sixmilebridge. Illegal excavation works had been carried out in the field in 2005 and an assessment of this activity was compiled by TVAS Ireland Ltd; findings indicated that the area of the new burial-ground had been extensively excavated to a depth that would have entirely destroyed any archaeological material. In any event, test-trenches were excavated to see if archaeological features or contexts might exist along any sector or edge of the proposed development field, but nothing of interest turned up.
Leo Morahan, Roscrea, Moyard, Co. Galway.

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