2004:0642 - SANTRY/BALCAMP PARK/BALGRIFFIN/BALDOYLE, Dublin

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Dublin Site name: SANTRY/BALCAMP PARK/BALGRIFFIN/BALDOYLE

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 04E0886

Author: Declan Moore, Moore Archaeological & Environmental Services Ltd (Moore Group), Corporate House, Ballybrit Business Park, Ballybrit, Galway.

Site type: No archaeological significance

ITM: E 719855m, N 740892m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 53.404548, -6.197480

Monitoring was carried out along the length of a water pipeline in north County Dublin (Dublin North Fringe Water Supply Scheme, Contract 7) between June and September 2004. Certain areas along the route had already been tested and had been graded as high, medium or low areas of archaeological potential. The majority of the pipeline route for Contract 7 was graded as low or medium potential, except for a length of pipeline at Santry and a second length at Maynestown, where it was graded as high potential.

The works entailed topsoil-stripping along the proposed pipeline route, running from Cappogue, to the north-east of Finglas, across the north of Dublin and south to Fairview to the east of the city. Contract 7 runs from Sandymount to Baldoyle.

Monitoring began on 29 March 2004 and continued sporadically throughout the year. The townlands in which topsoil-stripping was carried out were Santry, Balcamp Park, north along the M50, Balgriffin to Baldoyle. Nothing of archaeological significance was noted during the duration of the works. Further excavation to facilitate the pipeline at Belcamp is anticipated in 2005.