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This report constitutes the final excavation report for a porrly preserved burnt mound in the townland of Ballinillaun, Co. Galway (Fig 1). The site was excavated as part of the archaeological excavation programme in advance of construction for N18 Gort to Oranmore Road scheme. The site was found within the CPO for the scheme during Phase 1 archaeological testing.
This site consisted of a poorly preserved, Early Bronze Age, burnt mound. Three pits were excavated and all the fills of the pits contained large proportions of charcoal and heatshattered limestone. A radiocarbon date of cal BC 1934–1773 were obtained from basal fill of a trough. This was one of a series of burnt mounds which clustered in Ballinillaun, Moyveela and Colwood which were located adjacent to a number of turloughs.