1991:034 - 32-34 Castle St., Dublin, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 32-34 Castle St., Dublin

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

Author: Alan Hayden, 14 Waterloo Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 715426m, N 734026m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.343858, -6.266557

The sire measured 15m square and archaeological assessment in advance of proposed development was undertaken in March 1991. Funding was provided by the potential developer.

Two bore holes, which were not archaeologically monitored, indicated that archaeological deposits up to 4m in thickness survived between 2.3m and 6.5m below modern ground level. These deposits consisted of organic layers containing leather, shells, silt and bones.

A single trench measuring 1.8m x 2.2m at its base was excavated to a depth of 2.9m below modern ground level. Beneath the 2.6m-deep cellars a number of superimposed layers of organic material containing lenses of ash and dumps of shells were encountered. A number of small wooden stakes and a possible post and wattle wall occurred at 2.9m below ground level and excavation was halted at this level.