2003:1096 - THE COUNTY HOTEL, BRIDGE STREET, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, Leitrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Leitrim Site name: THE COUNTY HOTEL, BRIDGE STREET, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 31:5 Licence number: 03E0652

Author: Christopher Read, North West Archaeological Services Ltd, Cloonfad Cottage, Cloonfad, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 594385m, N 799544m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.945188, -8.085522

The proposed development, to include underground parking, shop units and apartments, fronts onto Bridge Street and backs onto Quay Lane. It is located within the zone of archaeological potential for the post-medieval town of Carrick-on-Shannon. As the development is to be piled, it could not be tested until after the piling was complete, thus necessitating monitoring of the material removed from the bored piles. Once the piling was complete, testing was carried out on 22 September 2003. Throughout the course of the piling, no archaeological finds or materials were identified, the only material recovered being modern or early modern in date. Two trenches were then excavated across the site, likewise revealing no evidence of archaeological activity.