- No. 20 Earlsfort Terrace/Hatch Lane, Dublin 2, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: No. 20 Earlsfort Terrace/Hatch Lane, Dublin 2

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR DU018-298 Licence number:



ITM: E 716172m, N 732929m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.333835, -6.255769

In June 1976 bone was discovered during the digging of building foundations at Hatch Lane, in Dublin city centre. The Museum was alerted to the find by Ms Maeve Kennedy, a reporter with the Irish Times. According to the Gardaí the bones were ‘in small pieces and appear to be animal bones’. No associated artefacts were found with the bone. The site was visited by Raghnall Ó Floinn on 4 June but was very disturbed at this time. The bones had apparently occurred at a depth of 0.6m below ground level and did not appear to be arranged in any particular order. No structures were found associated with the find-spot, and the bones lay in disturbed clay mixed with some lime. Human remains had been found here two months previously in a brick-lined drain on the opposite side of the garden. The lack of associated finds and the slight depth at which the bones were recovered would suggest that these bones, which could not definitely be said to be human, were not of ancient date.71

71. SMR DU018-298——. The remains were not acquired by the Museum.