8 August 2018 Go back to News
Water main replacement work uncovers medieval Carlow Town wall
The Archaeologist on site advised that he was expecting to find the wall
We're currently carrying out work to replace 600 metres of aging water mains in the Tullow Street area of Carlow Town. During the course of this work, a portion of what is believed to be the medieval town wall was discovered in the excavation on Tullow Street in the vicinity of the junction of College Street & Tullow Street.
The Archaeologist on site advised that he was expecting to find the wall in this location, and once this was advised, an exploratory dig was progressed in order to facilitate exposure and recording of the structure. The project team have been working with the project archaeologist, Carlow County Council and the National Monuments Service to protect the structure and discuss its safe removal for possible display in Carlow Museum.
The archaeological find has not significantly delayed progress on the project which remains on schedule and is due for completion by the end of August. The initial phases of this project in the vicinity of Potato Market and College Street have now been completed and works are progressing along Tullow Street towards the junction with Barrack Street.
This project is part of our €500 million Leakage Reduction Programme which will result in better water quality and pressure, will secure the water supply and minimise the likelihood of supply disruptions due to bursts or leaks. For details on how we are reducing leaks in our network visit our Leakage Reduction Programme project page.
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