In October 1951 human remains were discovered by workmen engaged in laying sewerage pipes in Castle Street, Trim. The bones recovered comprised three skulls and various other remain representing numerous individuals. In the lowest burial level some fragments of charred wood, identified as oak was found with the remains. There were no associated finds so the date is uncertain (Cahill & Sikora, 2011, vol. 2, 403-5). Archaeological testing (00E0700) by M. E. Byrne on buildings fronting the carpark to the E of the courthouse encountered two burials but building proceeded without further disturbance (excavatioins.ie 2000:0781). In 2003 further burials were recovered in monitoring (03E1484) a pipe-trench in Castle Street over an extent 10-45m from the junction with Market Street at a depth of 1.25m (T 0.3m plus) (O’Carroll 2006).
Compiled by: Geraldine Stout
Date of upload: 11 February, 2015
Amended: 29 January 2021
O’Carroll, F. 2006 Castle Street, Trim. Urban medieval. In I. Bennett (ed.) Excavations 2003: summary accounts of archaeological excavations in Ireland, 392, No. 1469. Bray, Wordwell Description Source: National Monuments Service, Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.