ME02847 - KNOCKERSALLY or COLEHILL - Structure - peatland

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Brushwoods and roundwoods oriented E-W exposed in section in the drain face 0.58m below the field surface. The structure measured 1.88m in width and 0.45m in depth. The wood was in poor condition and there were two distinct areas of denser wood with one placed slightly higher than the other. The elements ranged in diameter from 0.03-0.05m and were 80% brushwood and 20% roundwood. The function of this site remains uncertain but it is possibly a small platform or a short length of trackway. Site number ME-KND018 was located 6.86m to the south and ME-KND001d was 19.8m to the north in the same drain face. A single element was sampled and later identified as birch. The peat was well decomposed, sphagnum rich 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: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.

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53.4302, -7.10565

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