Skeletal remains found at Dublin construction site

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By Shelley Marsden

Construction workers have found the remains of what is thought to be a human skeleton at a construction site near Trinity College.

Workers had started digging on College Street in the city centre as part of their work connecting the two lines of the Luas light rail.

Work was immediately called off when the discovery was made, and archaeological experts called in to finish off the delicate job of bringing the remains to the surface intact.

Gráinne Mackin, Director of Communications for the Luas cross-city project, told the Irish Times that the remains were found about five feet down a trench.

“Just by appearance the remains look to be historic – we could be talking medieval times,” she said.

Archaeological assessment of the site could take several days. “The work has to be done carefully and sensitively,” Mackin said.


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