Prehistoric Barrow at Powerscourt DemesneYour model is disabled. For more details go to Edit properties3D Model
The remains of a prehistoric burial monument, known as a barrow, were discovered in 2018 at Powerscourt Demesne near Enniskerry in Co. Wicklow. The monument was initially identified by geophysical survey (licence ref.: 18R0026) and investigated by targeted test excavation (licence ref.: 18E0045) following consultation with the National Monuments Service (NMS). The site was subsequently fully excavated by Muireann Ní Cheallacháin of IAC Archaeology and a team of archaeologists in February 2019 under licence 18E0045. The archaeological remains consisted of a large tri-vallate ring barrow and a small number of associated features. The archaeological remains appeared to have been truncated and eroded by centuries of subsequent land-use. Some very poorly preserved evidence for secondary burial of unburnt human remains was identified in the innermost ditch and fragments of prehistoric pottery were retrieved from all three ditches.