1996:229 - ADARE: Main Street, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: ADARE: Main Street

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 96E0375

Author: Una Cosgrave

Site type: Historic town

Period/Dating: Multi-period

ITM: E 546062m, N 646046m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.563053, -8.795542

Excavations were carried out here in advance of construction.

Initial monitoring and subsequent test excavations had resulted in the recovery of sherds of possibly medieval green-glazed pottery.

A trench 2.6m x 26.3m was hand-excavated through the centre of the site. The mechanical excavation of sixteen foundation platforms was monitored.

Archaeologically significant material was recovered from the southern portion of the site within a black organic layer 0.35m deep. Modern foundations and a truncated, possibly post-medieval linear feature were recorded. Several sherds of possibly post-medieval pottery and a small quantity of animal bone were also recovered.

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