LIMERICK City and County Council has said “it does not expect” a delay to the completion of works at Mungret Park, owing to the discovery of a Bronze Age site on the grounds.
Work preparing the site for a new park and playground has stopped in recent days after the find of a fulacht fiadh, or ancient open air cooking place.
Archaeologists are currently investigating the find, which is one of a number found in the area around the historic Mungret Monastery. A spokesperson for the council confirmed that the site was being investigated.
“It is currently being excavated and recorded under licence by archaeologists,” said the spokesperson.
“Work has proceeded on other areas of the site while the fulacht fia is being excavated and as such, we don't expect a delay to the overall completion of the works.”