2004:0505 - ST PATRICK'S COLLEGE, DRUMCONDRA, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: ST PATRICK'S COLLEGE, DRUMCONDRA

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0638

Author: Eoghan Kieran, 210 Silverlawns, Navan, Co. Meath, on behalf of Judith Carroll & Co. Ltd.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 715926m, N 736842m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.369038, -6.258022

Test-trenching was undertaken at the site of ‘The Courtyard’ in St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra Road Upper, Dublin 3, on 7 and 8 May 2004. The site was within an enclosed courtyard area in the northern portion of the college, bounded to the north by the college kitchens, to the south by student facilities, to the east by the student common room and to the west by the dining hall. The development area is within the zone of constraint of SMR 18:12(01-02), a dwelling cluster site.

Two trenches were excavated. Trench 1 was 5m by 1m, orientated north-south. It was excavated by hand on to natural boulder clay and contained two distinguishable horizon deposits, neither of which was archaeological in nature. Trench 2 was a 5m by 1m L-shaped trench, again primarily orientated north-south but with an additional 1m annex on the southern end. This trench contained a number of horizons, none of which was archaeological.