2003:1179 - RIVER SHANNON, Limerick, Limerick

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Limerick Site name: RIVER SHANNON, Limerick

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 03D011; 03R019

Author: Rex Bangerter, The Archaeological Diving Company Ltd.

Site type: No archaeology found

Period/Dating: N/A

ITM: E 530881m, N 655777m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.648791, -9.021446

Visual inspection and magnetometry survey by hand-held metal detection of a 100m stretch of the River Shannon, in Athlunkard and Corbally townlands (immediately upstream of Athlunkard Bridge), took place prior to the insertion of a 1000mm interceptor pipeline. Diver assessment extended 35m upstream and 35m downstream of the anticipated 30m-wide impact corridor. Detailed descriptions were made of riverbed topography and bottom composition and, where possible, metal detector hits were examined and logged. No archaeologically significant material was observed.

Brehon House, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny