2003:1097 - DUBLIN ROAD, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, Leitrim

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Leitrim Site name: DUBLIN ROAD, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02E0039

Author: Billy Quinn, Moore Archaeological & Environmental Services Ltd, Corporate House, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 594184m, N 799568m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.945401, -8.088591

Monitoring was carried out at Dublin Road, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim, on 13 November 2003. The proposed development originally involved the construction of a mixed-use building with retail and apartment units and a basement storage unit to the rear of Coffey’s Pastry Shop on the Dublin Road. The development is within the zone of archaeological potential for the medieval town and near the site of Carrick Castle.

During work carried out in February 2002 (Excavations 2002, No. 1051), a foundation wall, c. 0.8m thick, was found to the east of the site. It was recommended that all further groundworks be monitored. The original plans were redrafted excluding the basement, to mitigate any negative impact on archaeological features.

Monitoring took place of the mechanical excavation of two trenches to determine the location of two service pipes, a foul sewer and a storm drain. Both trenches exposed a dark-brown, silty peat layer with modern inclusions. No finds or features of archaeological significance were exposed.