Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme | Rubicon Heritage
Clonakilty, County Cork
Ward and Burke Construction
Services (Technical Disciplines):
- Provide archaeological consultancy and advice to the Design Team during project planning.
- Provide all required archaeological supervision and services (Survey, monitoring and excavation) required during construction.
Project Objectives/ Outcomes:
- Understand and characterise the archaeological environment of the proposed flood relief scheme.
- Minimise the impact of the development on the archaeology through effective mitigation strategies
- Preservation by record of any archaeology likely to be impacted by the scheme
Heritage assets and their significance were highlighted to the design team in order to allow them to make an informed decision on the preferred design in relation to heritage. As part of the process of preparing the Cultural Heritage Chapter of the EIA we produced a Mitigation Strategy which provided a strategy for facilitating development within a tailored programme of archaeological work in order to mitigate the impact of the development on known and potential archaeological remains.
Our field teams recorded all known archaeology in advance of construction and monitored construction works in order to identify any previously unidentified archaeological sites. We excavated four disturbed burnt mounds in Miles townland to the west of Clonakilty, within the impact of the Fluvial Storage Area, including a stone-lined trough.
We found remains of the earlier quay wall at Deasy’s Quay, but no trace of the shipyard visible on the historic maps. At Kent Street we found a cobbled surface outside the Fire Station which likely related to the old Fish Market – present on the site until the 19th century and we assisted with survey and recording during the process to number, deconstruct, store and rebuild a portion of the old market wall which is incorporated into the fire station structure.
- Cultural Heritage Constraints Study
- Design Options Appraisal
- Cultural Heritage Chapter for EIA
- Historic Building Recording
- Archaeological Monitoring
- Archaeological Excavations
- Post-excavation analysis and Reporting
Geoscience Ireland Contact:
Colm Moloney (email@example.com)