1997:320 - DUNRAVEN ARMS HOTEL, BLACKABBEY, ADARE, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: DUNRAVEN ARMS HOTEL, BLACKABBEY, ADARE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 21:32 Licence number: 97E0003

Author: Celie O Rahilly, Planning Dept, Limerick Corporation, City Hall, Limerick.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 514569m, N 614653m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.276918, -9.251928

This work was carried out in order to establish whether there were any archaeological remains on the extension to the Dunraven Arms Hotel, which is within the zone of archaeological potential as defined by the Urban Archaeological Survey, at the eastern end of the present town on ground that is level with that to the west but which overlooks that to the north and east, including the Augustinian abbey.

Twelve cuts were opened along the line of the proposed foundations. Nothing of archaeological interest was noted in any of these. The upper layers, topsoil, tarmac and hard-core, appear to be made-up ground. In Cuts 3, 5 and 8 debris from a dump appears to have been spread or levelled. The original ground level was probably the mixed fill, in which the only finds noted were red brick. The depth of natural clay varied from 9.4m below present ground level in Cut 9 to 1.1m in Cut 3.