Multiple human remains found under College Green

The remains of at least five people have been found by archeologists under the ground at College Green.

The remains were found by archeologists working for Rubicon Heritage Services, who are carrying out digs as part of works for the Railway Procurement Agency on proposed Luas lines.

The first discovery was made on July 16, with four more sets of remains found subsequently.

The number of remains indicates this part of College Green functioned as a cemetery at one time, said Rubicon site director Nikolah Gilligan, who led the excavation.

He said: “All bar one of the individuals were positioned in north-south orientated grave cuts.

“It is too early to confirm the date of the human remains, though the possibility that they are Viking cannot be discounted, given previously recorded Viking activity in the area.”

Rubicon Human Remains Specialist Carmelita Troy has carried out a visual assessment of the remains, confirming that at least one of the individuals was an adult male, while one of the others was under 18 years at the time of their death.

The remains will now be subject to a detailed examination.

(All pictures: Copyright - Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. Used with permission.)

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