2009:084 - RIVER SHANNON, CARROWDOTIA SOUTH, CO. CLARE AND KILPADDOGE/COOLNANONNAGH, CO. KERRY, Clare

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Clare Site name: RIVER SHANNON, CARROWDOTIA SOUTH, CO. CLARE AND KILPADDOGE/COOLNANONNAGH, CO. KERRY

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 09D061; 09R155

Author: Rex Bangerter, The Archaeological Diving Company Ltd, Brehon House, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.

Site type: Seabed and intertidal foreshore

ITM: E 504249m, N 651247m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.604038, -9.413593

Underwater and intertidal assessment took place of two cable landfall locations associated with the Tarbert to Moneypoint 220kV submarine cable project. The proposed submarine cable (Route Option 3) will cross the River Shannon estuary between the townland of Carrowdotia South, Co. Clare, and the townlands of Kilpaddoge and Coolnanonnagh, Co. Kerry.

The assessment included the systematic visual inspection of both intertidal and subtidal elements at each landfall, extending across a minimum of 400m east–west by 150m area at each location. In addition, the assessment included a metal-detection survey of a sample seabed area at the Tarbert landfall

No archaeologically significant materials were encountered as part of the assessment at either landfall site.