2004:0476 - CAPPOGUE/KILDONAN/NORTH PARK/FINGLAS/MEAKSTOWN/POPPINTREE/ BALLYMUN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: CAPPOGUE/KILDONAN/NORTH PARK/FINGLAS/MEAKSTOWN/POPPINTREE/ BALLYMUN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0384

Author: Declan Moore, Moore Archaeological & Environmental Services Ltd, Corporate House, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 714030m, N 740261m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.400165, -6.285258

Monitoring was carried out along the length of a water pipeline in north County Dublin (Dublin North Fringe Water Supply Scheme, Contract 3) in April 2004. Certain areas along the route had already been tested and have been graded as high, medium or low areas of archaeological potential. The majority of the pipeline route for Contract 3 had been graded as high potential, except for a length of pipeline on the Ballymun Road where it has been graded as medium potential.

The works entailed topsoil-stripping and subsequent investigation of possible archaeological features along the route, which runs from Cappogue to the north-east of Finglas, across the north of Dublin and south to Fairview to the east of the city. Contract 3 runs from Cappogue to the southern end of the Ballymun Road.

Monitoring began on 29 March 2004 and ceased on 20 April 2004. Several features of possible archaeological interest were investigated during the course of monitoring. All were of modern provenance. Nothing further of archaeological significance was noted during the duration of the works.