Building halted at site in Cork after discovery of human remains 1 month ago

Building halted at site in Cork after discovery of human remains

Skeletal remains were found on the site.

A building site in Cork city has been sealed off following the discovery of suspected human remains on Thursday.

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The bones are understood to have been found under floorboards inside the former Nancy Spain’s pub on Barrack Street.

Gardaí attached to Anglesea Street Garda station were alerted to the incident this morning Thursday 7 October at approximately 11.15am, a spokesperson confirmed.

Gardaí were informed that skeletal remains were found on the site and attended the scene and work was stopped and the scene was preserved.

Cork City Coroner was assisted by the Assistant State Pathologist Dr. Margaret Bolster and all parties are satisfied that the bones are in excess of 70 years old.

An Garda Síochána said the remains will be dealt with as an archaeological find.

Barrack Street where the remains were found was a centre of activity during the war of independence.