Paramadda River and other tributaries of the River Nanny, Duleek
No archaeology identified
At the request of Nicholas O’Dwyer Consulting Engineers, acting on behalf of Meath County Council, Archaeology Underwater Surveys (trading under CRDS Ltd) has undertaken an archaeological assessment of the five river crossings in Duleek in advance of the network pipe construction (Contract A) for the bundled wastewater collection system for County Meath. This consisted of visual survey, wade survey and metal-detection survey of three locations on the Paramadda River, and tributaries of the River Nanny, in Duleek. The survey was carried out 30m on either side of these crossings.
The development will consist of the construction of trenches across the five rivers crossings by cut-and-cover.
All crossings are located in areas of high archaeological potential with significant surrounding archaeological remains. River environments are also potentially archaeologically significant as places of deposition, disposal, boundaries, crossing-points either by bridges or fords, transport or as sources of energy for mills. River environments are also noted for the discovery of archaeological objects.
The surveys of the five river crossings in Duleek did not directly identify archaeological material. However, given the location of works and the potential for discovery of archaeological material, monitoring was recommended.
Aisling Collins, CRDS Ltd, Unit 4A Dundrum Business Park, Dublin 14.

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