Council workers have discovered 700 year old human skulls and bones as they dug up a new site.
At least three human skulls, and an assortment of human and animal bones were discovered close to the surface when workers dug up the site on Nicholas Street in Limerick city.
The area is the historic old quarter of the city where the Vikings landed in the 10th Century.
Brian Boru, High King of Ireland during the 11th Century, is also reputed to have resided in a castle adjacent to where the skeletal remains were found.
St Mary’s Protestant Church now lies on the old castle grounds at Merchants Quay.
Workers were digging the area up to make way for a new walkway for pedestrians to access the riverfront.
Aegis Archaeology, a private company based on Nicholas Street, had been supervising the dig, in case any historical finds were discovered.