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Leitrim County Council finds 'archaeological remains' when digging up road

The findings have been reported to gardaí and the National Museum.

The site in Attyrory
The site in Attyrory

LEITRIM COUNTY COUNCIL has found archaeological remains while engaging in road works.

A spokesperson for the council confirmed that “a number of archaeological finds including archaeological remains” have been discovered at a site in Attyrory, Carrick-on-Shannon.

The road works are being carried out beside the Caldragh Ring.

The spokesperson confirmed that an archaeologist was consulted before the work commenced. They would not elaborate on the type of material uncovered.

“At all times our works are under the supervision of the archaeologist and the findings have been reported to the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht, an Garda Síochána and the National Museum.”

The spokesperson added that the council is continuing to keep the matter under review.

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