2009:836 - ARTHURSTOWN QUAY, KINGS BAY, ARTHURSTOWN, Wexford

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Wexford Site name: ARTHURSTOWN QUAY, KINGS BAY, ARTHURSTOWN

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: 09D37; 09R116

Author: Eoghan Kieran, Moore Marine Services, Corporate House, Ballybrit Business Park, Galway.

Site type: Underwater assessment

ITM: E 671615m, N 610550m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 52.242017, -6.951372

Moore Marine Services Ltd was commissioned by Dominic Delany & Associates on behalf of Wexford County Council to carry out an underwater impact assessment of a proposed sewage outfall at Arthurstown Quay, Kings Bay, Arthurstown, Co. Wexford. The assessment was carried out in July 2009. The timing of the survey coincided with a spring tide and consequently the largest amount of foreshore was visible. Tidal flow at the time of the survey was very low and visibility was 1.5–2m.

The field survey recorded that the outfall route comprised a cobble and gravel beach which flanked a silty coarse shell and sand mid and lower shore. A considerable quantity of modern debris was noted adjacent to the pier wall in the shallow subtidal area. Items ranged in form from metal straps to grills and miscellaneous metals. Neither the visual nor the detection survey recorded the presence of any archaeological material in this area.