2003:1810 - Liberty Square, Thurles, Tipperary

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Tipperary Site name: Liberty Square, Thurles

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 41:42 Licence number: 02E01841 ext.

Author: Mary Henry, Mary Henry Archaeological Services Ltd, 17 Staunton Row, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

Site type: Urban

ITM: E 612687m, N 658688m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.679205, -7.812384

Piling was monitored at Bridge House, Liberty Square, in the centre of Thurles town, to ensure that walls which had been previously discovered on the site by Flor Hurley (No. 1809 above) would be avoided by the piles.

The piles avoided hitting known walls on the site. The relative ease with which they were driven suggested no new structures were encountered during the process. As regards archaeological layers, it was not possible to determine any stratigraphy due to the waterlogged nature of the site (located on the banks of the River Suir). All displaced material from the piles was a homogenous sludge.