2004:0250 - CURRAGHEEN RIVER, VICTORIA CROSS, CORK, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: CURRAGHEEN RIVER, VICTORIA CROSS, CORK

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04D050, 04R151

Author: Eoghan Kieran, 210 Silverlawns, Navan, Co. Meath, on behalf of Archaeological Services Unit, University College Cork.

Site type: Underwater assessment

ITM: E 565136m, N 571099m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.890960, -8.506508

Underwater archaeological survey was undertaken at the site of a proposed crossing of the Curragheen River by a 300mm sewage interceptor pipe at Victoria Cross, Cork. The assessment was of an area 50m either side of the centre-line of the proposed crossing point. Pre-inspection desktop surveys recorded a number of monuments in the vicinity of the development, none of which were immediately adjacent to the development zones. A survey undertaken in an adjoining area did not record any archaeological features or material.

The diver/visual survey noted that the river in the survey area was concrete lined. The likelihood of recovering archaeological material from under this lining would appear to be very low, as much of the original riverbed was excavated to facilitate construction of this lining.