Eachtra Journal

ISSN 2009-2237

Proposed farm access trackway at Ballybrowney Lower, Co. Cork (E2003)

July, 2010 · Written by: Eachtra Print This Page This entry is part 20 of 21 in the Issue 06

Archaeological Test Excavation Report

Proposed farm access trackway

Two main areas of high archaeological significance were identified during the testing of the proposed route option A. These were a sub rectangular enclosure and the upstanding enclosure elements of the ringfort.
The outer bank and ditch of the ringfort are still intact to a large degree and are visible on the surface within the CPO line. The area is heavily overgrown with mature and semi-mature trees and a dense understorey of secondary growth. Despite this, and despite having been truncated by the insertion of a trackway cutting through the outer bank and the construction of a stone revetment and drain on its southern side, the outer enclosing elements of the ringfort are to a large degree extant.
The insertion of a modern trackway in this location would have a severe negative impact on the northern enclosing elements of the ringfort.

Authors: Mick Drumm and John Tierney

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