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No evidence of graves found at new Children's Hospital site

The Development Board for the new hospital confirmed that a study has found “no evidence of a grave or any other features of archaeological significance”.

Health minister Leo Varadkar launching the design team for the new Children's Hospital last month.
Health minister Leo Varadkar launching the design team for the new Children's Hospital last month.
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AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT study at the proposed site of the new Children’s Hospital has found no evidence of graves.

The Development Board for the new hospital and St James’ Hospital confirmed that the study found  ”no evidence of a grave or any other features of archaeological significance”.

These findings were consolidated by technical surveys recently carried out by the National Paediatric Hospital Development Board in preparation for the development of the new Children’s Hospital.

An archaeological report will be issued for the hospital at planning application stage.

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Christy Burke unveiled a commemorative stone dedicated to famine victims and any potential unmarked graves on the whole of the St James’s campus in July.

The memorial is located on the eastern side of the campus, adjacent to the location of former workhouse buildings.

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