1991:033 - 5-6 Castle St., Dublin, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 5-6 Castle St., Dublin

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number:

Author: Declan Murtagh, 37 Ross Place, Fort William, Invernesshire, PH33 6JZ, Scotland.

Site type: Bore holes

ITM: E 715226m, N 733926m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.343003, -6.269594

Both samples from two trial bore holes record the presence of 2.5m-3m of in situ archaeological deposits on the sire. Black wet organic deposits were recovered at 2.4m below present ground level from which two thick-walled body sherds of Leinster cooking ware were retrieved.

No definite evidence of house occupation was uncovered, however, the localised destruction by a possible pit encountered in Bore Hole 1 may have removed remains of medieval plots which would have fronted onto Castle Street.