2004:0567 - OLD KILMAINHAM, DUBLIN, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: OLD KILMAINHAM, DUBLIN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0145 ext.

Author: Alan Hayden, Archaeological Projects Ltd, 27 Coulson Avenue, Rathgar, Dublin 6.

Site type: Medieval settlement, river, post-medieval tanneries

ITM: E 713068m, N 733666m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.341134, -6.302087

The site lies on the south bank of the River Camac. Two thirds of the site was excavated to subsoil. The remainder will be excavated at a later time.

The remains of the natural medieval course of the Camac River were uncovered. The backs of a number of contemporary, 12th-or 13th-century stone buildings were also revealed at the very south of the site. The river was confined within stone walls by the 15th century and the remains of several yards and outbuildings dating from the 15th to 17h centuries were revealed on the river bank. The river was confined into roughly its present course in the 17th century. This allowed the full development of the river banks where the remains of a succession of five substantial tanneries dating from the later 17th/early 18th to the 19th century survived.