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, Brehon House, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Site type: No archaeological significance


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.