2004:0532 - 40-45 CORK STREET/2-12 DONORE AVENUE, DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 40-45 CORK STREET/2-12 DONORE AVENUE, DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0996

Author: Cia McConway, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, 30-50 Distillery Street, Belfast BT12 5BJ.

Site type: 19th-century occupation

ITM: E 714132m, N 733224m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.336927, -6.286265

Archaeological evaluation was carried out at 40-45 Cork Street and 2-12 Donore Avenue, Dublin 8, in advance of a proposed development. The site partially lies within the zone of archaeological potential for Dublin city (SMR 18:20).

Five trenches were excavated by a mechanical digger and, in general, modern overburden lay directly on top of undisturbed subsoil. A number of stone-and-mortar foundation walls were uncovered along the Cork Street and Donore Avenue frontages, a timber and ceramic water pipe was uncovered running north-west/south-east across the northern area of the site and several archaeological deposits were uncovered.

The walls have been interpreted as part of the footprint of the 19th-century buildings which had fronted onto Cork Street and Donore Avenue. Investigation of the deposits would suggest that they had included latrine refuse and occupation debris dating from the 19th century and were contemporary with these buildings.

No archaeological deposits dating earlier than the 19th century were uncovered.