2004:0184 - AGHADA POWER STATION, AGHADA, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: AGHADA POWER STATION, AGHADA

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04D0110, 04R038

Author: Rex Bangerter, The Archaeological Diving Company Ltd, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Site type: Underwater survey; no archaeological significance

ITM: E 584087m, N 564886m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.835980, -8.230902

Visual inspection and magnetometer survey by handheld metal detection was employed to assess the archaeological potential of the seabed surrounding two impact areas associated with the proposed construction of a discharge pipeline and pumping station at Aghada power station. Dive operations were run from a 'live boat' set up to maximise seabed coverage. The survey extended 15m either side of the pipeline route and 60m off the terminal end of the construction. Likewise, a suitable survey 'buffer zone' was included around the proposed pumping station. The foreshore area, an area of extensively reclaimed land, was also field-walked. No archaeologically significant features were identified for either area. The assessment was undertaken on 1 April 2004.