2004:0289 - KILMACSIMON, Cork

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Cork Site name: KILMACSIMON

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 02D048, 02R129

Author: Eoghan Kieran, 210 Silverlawns, Navan, Co. Meath, on behalf of Sheila Lane & Associates.

Site type: Underwater assessment

ITM: E 557959m, N 553266m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 51.730172, -8.608607

An assessment was undertaken to assess the impact of the proposed sewerage pipeline construction at Kilmacsimon, Co. Cork, on any submerged archaeological heritage. A single pipeline will extend from a current building at the boatyard across the yard, over the intertidal zone and into the riverbed to a minimum depth of 1.5m. A mechanical excavator will excavate the trench, backfilling with the previously excavated trench material.

The development area has been subject to significant human influence for several centuries. The site is situated close to the location of two fish weirs recorded on the first-edition OS map of 1844. In addition, the sustained and continued use of the river as a thoroughfare until recent times has rendered this area a zone of high archaeological potential. The inspection revealed that there are no archaeological sites within the development zone.

Editor’s note: Although this work took place in 2002, the report was not received in time for inclusion in the bulletin of that year.