Mountsandel Discovery and Heritage Group

1st April 2022

Andrew May the Archaeologist

31st March 2022

Other Excavations – Iron Age Pits, Camus Coleraine

Iron Age Pits – Camus Coleraine The townland of Camus is well known in the Parish of Macosquin, taking its name from its location on the […]
31st March 2022

Other Excavations – A Fine Spot for Fishing

Mountsandel: A Fine Spot for Fishing “In the 1950’s Alexander McL May an amateur archaeologist, found what we now call earlier Mesolithic artefacts eroding down slope […]
31st March 2022

Other Excavations – Mountsandel, Lower Site

Excavations at Mountsandel, Lower Site, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry “Credit is due to the late A McL May for spotting the Mesolithic potentialities of Mountsandel (Lower) by […]
31st March 2022

Other Excavations – An Urn Burial at Slaghtaverty

Urn Burial at Slaghtaverty, Parish of Errigal, County Londonderry This was discovered at a depth of 3 feet by workmen widening a lane. Mr Joseph Mc […]
24th March 2022

Other Excavations – Cremation Burials at Gortfad, Co. Londonderry

Cremation Burials at Gortfad, Co. Londonderry, with Some Remarks on Cordoned Urns The discovery at Gortfad was made on 5th December 1955. This townland lies one […]
24th March 2022

Other Excavations – Some Wooden Utensils from Tyance, Moyagoney and Dreenan Bog

Some Wooden Utensils from Tyance, Moyagoney and Dreenan Bog Wooden objects are from time to time found during bog cutting operations but unfortunately many are not […]
24th March 2022

Other Excavations – Two Cairns at Gortacloghan

Two Cairns at Gortacloghan, Co. Londonderry These cairns are close together in the Parish of Desertoghill near Garvagh. They are in the foothills at 500 feet […]
24th March 2022

Other Excavations – A wooden javelin from Altinure

Wooden Javelin from Altinure, Co. Londonderry. Altinure is a townland near the village of Park meaning ‘the height of yew trees’.  Mr Wm Hamar discovered the […]
24th March 2022

Other Excavations – Cornacleary Round Cairn

Cornacleary Round Cairn, Town land of Ballydullaghan, County of Londonderry Setting the scene in which this cairn and many prehistoric finds lies is described with great […]
24th March 2022

Other Excavations – Cloghnagalla Cairn

Cloghnagalla Cairn, Boviel, Co Londonderry The excavation was funded by Belfast Museum and labour subsidy from Ministry of Finance. It was done in August –September 1938.On […]
24th March 2022

Other Excavations – Pointed Bones, Flints and Stone Discs from the Lower Bann

Some Pointed Bones, Flints and Stone Discs from the Lower Bann The paper describes findings from the River Bann during 1930’s dredging operations. These are 12 […]