2004:0279 - HAULBOWLINE ISLAND, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: HAULBOWLINE ISLAND

Sites and Monuments Record No.: SMR 87:105, 87:59 Licence number: 04E1441

Author: Caitríona Gleeson, Headland Archaeology Ltd, Unit 4b, Europa Enterprise Park, Midleton, Co. Cork.

Site type: Underwater

ITM: E 579133m, N 565418m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.840598, -8.302822

Monitoring was undertaken of three separate areas within the Irish Naval Base, Haulbowline Island, Co. Cork. These areas comprised Rat Island, the Naval Basin and the approach channel to the basin. This work was completed in response to a request by the Underwater Archaeology Unit as part of the draft conditions of the dumping at sea permit granted by the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources to the Department of Defence.

Two known monuments are within and adjacent to the proposed development site. These are a magazine fort and a military barracks, Martello tower and star-shaped fort on Haulbowline Island. There are also a number of listed shipwrecks in this area.

No archaeological features or artefacts were identified within the area of dredging.