A roundwood and associated brushwood and peg exposed in section in the drain face 0.08m below the field surface. The roundwood measured 0.13m in diameter and was oriented E/W. The smaller brushwood elements were located alongside its southern side, were oriented NNE-SSW and were 0.02m in average diameter. The peg was to the south of the other elements, measured 0.07m in diameter and was 0.7m in length. A single piece was sampled and later identified as alder. The function of this site is unclear but it is one of several small wooden structures near the Bronze Age plank trackway (ME-KND001a-d). The site was located in well decomposed sphagnum peat with frequent eriophorum and ericeacous remains. Recorded by the Irish Archaeological Wetland Unit (University College, Dublin) in 2005.
Date of upload: 11 February 2009Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage