Souterrain hunting in Dundalk


Archaeologists from ACS were recently engaged to carry out archaeological testing in advance of development on a site along the northern fringes of Dundalk Town, Co Louth. A souterrain had been found on the neighbouring site during the 1960s and there was the potential for it to have extended onto the present development site. Despite the excavation of several test trenches on the site, no trace of the souterrain could be found. A re analysis of the earlier work as part of the assessment suggests that the souterrain may have continued in the opposite direction instead.


Archaeologists from ACS discovered this souterrain at nearby Farndreg over 14 years ago. The site was excavated at the time and a previously undiscovered chamber was located from which a number of artefacts were recovered including this lovely bone comb.