2004:0598 - 12 BARRACK STREET, FINGLAS, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: 12 BARRACK STREET, FINGLAS

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0459

Author: Sinclair Turrell, Archaeological Development Services Ltd, Windsor House, 11 Fairview Strand, Fairview, Dublin 3.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 713207m, N 738825m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.387446, -6.298155

Two small test-trenches, measuring 7.7m by 0.7m and 8.3m by 0.7m, were excavated on 23 March 2004 at 12 Barrack Street, Finglas, Dublin 11, before the construction of an extension to a DIY store. The site was within the zone of archaeological potential of Finglas and just east of a ruined church and graveyard of unknown date built on the site of an abbey dedicated to St Canice. The trenches were excavated through modern infill to the natural yellow clay and stones, 1.1m below the current surface. Nothing of archaeological interest was observed, although a hump of natural yellow clay, the top of which was grey and contained flecks of charcoal, was noted in Trench 2 some 0.7m below the current ground level. This layer, which could not be dated, probably represents an old ground surface and will not be disturbed by the new development.