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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:13 am 
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http://www.iac.ie/index.php/employment/ ... excavation

Noticed an advert for 'archaeologists' and a twitter contact has since confirmed it is for work at Narrow Water, starting this month. That might explain some of the work that has started and perhaps the circular area that has been fenced off in the photos below. Could they be protecting an area of interest until the experts can come and have a proper look (or 'dig' ) ?

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Pat, am I right in thinking the
area in your photo' would be
the " other end " of the bridge?

Interesting development.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:04 am 
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The circled area could well be the 'end' of the bridge as you suggest although as a contractor has not actually been appointed I don't think they would be that far advanced. I presume the early work is being done on behalf of Louth Council, just clearing the site perhaps under the direction of those behind the planned 'dig' which will study the site before anything of historical interest is lost.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:16 am 
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There could well be something of
historical interest in that area, and
the fenced off section would suggest
the digger exposed something of
interest.

It will be interesting to follow the
progress of the people with the
" trowels ".


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dabarry wrote:
There could well be something of
historical interest in that area, and
the fenced off section would suggest
the digger exposed something of
interest.

It will be interesting to follow the
progress of the people with the
" trowels ".

If it's anything like the archaeological work carried out at Clonallon Church they could well be using teaspoons and toothbrushes!


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greengreengrass wrote:
dabarry wrote:
There could well be something of
historical interest in that area, and
the fenced off section would suggest
the digger exposed something of
interest.

It will be interesting to follow the
progress of the people with the
" trowels ".

If it's anything like the archaeological work carried out at Clonallon Church they could well be using teaspoons and toothbrushes!



Now, now ggg....if that happens we could
be waiting a lot longer to see the Bridge. :brickwall:


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it"ll be the Irish govt using delaying tactics because they haven't the money they promised.If anything is found on that site they could delay the whole project for years..


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gerrybradley wrote:
it"ll be the Irish govt using delaying tactics because they haven't the money they promised.If anything is found on that site they could delay the whole project for years..


Its my lost lotto ticket i bought in Daveys ;) you know the unclaimed 15mill. :-):-) No need for delay i will donate 7.5 mill get it done. lol


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is it still called Davey's ? Now you're bringing back memories !!


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Anyone noticed any activity
in the field where they were
excavating.?


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According to the recent advert the 'dig' is due to start from the 17th June with work going on for 4-5 weeks. According to Jim (Jim Boylan that is, not the comedy on Channel 4 ! ) they have uncovered some sort of foundations but this does not necessarily mean it is anything of significance.


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Thanks Pat.

Noticed a couple of rectangular
stones in your picture, would
suggest old foundations were
uncovered.


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dabarry wrote:
Thanks Pat.

Noticed a couple of rectangular
stones in your picture, would
suggest old foundations were
uncovered.


Might just be some unfinished patio project started by some husband way back in time using materials from 'ye olde B&Q' ! :))


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patMG07 wrote:
dabarry wrote:
Thanks Pat.

Noticed a couple of rectangular
stones in your picture, would
suggest old foundations were
uncovered.


Might just be some unfinished patio project started by some husband way back in time using materials from 'ye olde B&Q' ! :))



Let's hope that is just what it is, and get on
with the building of the Bridge.


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