2004:0606 - Old Coach House, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: Old Coach House

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0175

Author: Holger Schweitzer, for Arch-Tech Ltd, 32 Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 712198m, N 734324m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.347228, -6.314910

The Old Coach House, Chapelizod Road, Islandbridge, Dublin 8, is a 19th-century dwelling that fronts directly on to Chapelizod Road to the north and the Liffey to the south. The proposed development plan for this site involved extensions at either side of the house. Due to the proximity of the site to the possible location of the early historic fording point known as 'King's Ford', monitoring was necessary.

The only impact of the development on potential in situ deposits was in the form of seven mini-piles to the east and nine mini-piles to the west of the house. These were monitored on 16 and 17 December 2003. The process of the piling allowed no visual observation of the impact on possible archaeological features or structures. Nothing of archaeological significance was therefore noted.

Editor's note: Although this site was dug in December 2003, it was issued a 2004 excavation licence number. The summary was included in the 2003 bulletin, but, given the licence number issued to it, it is also being included in this issue.