ME02844 - KNOCKERSALLY or COLEHILL - Structure - peatland

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Brushwood and roundwoods mostly oriented E-W exposed in section in the drain face 0-0.23m below the field surface. The elements to the south of the structure were smaller brushwoods in a concentrated group with an associated transverse brushwood rod and were hurdle-like in appearance. The remaining elements were larger and more dispersed and also were several elements deep. The site was also expose in the opposing drain face and was therefore a minimum of 1.2m deep. A single piece was sampled and later identified as alder. The function of this site remains unclear but it may represent a short length of trackway or a small platform like the other wooden structures in close proximity to the Bronze Age trackway ME-KND001a-d. ME-KND0013 was 8.2m to the north and ME-KND0015/16 was 1.7m to the east. The site was located in moderately decomposed sphagnum peat with frequent inclusions of eriophorum and ericeacous remains. Recorded by the Irish Archaeological Wetland Unit (University College, Dublin) in 2005. Date of upload: 11 February 2009

Description Source: Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage

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53.43, -7.10585

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