800-year-old human skulls discovered in Limerick

Three human skulls have been discovered at an ancient burial site in Limerick city, which may date back to the 13th century.

The discovery, which was made just off Nicholas Street in the centre of the city, was found by construction workers at the bank of the Shannon.

The scene has been sealed off, and investigations will begin shortly into the origins of the find, which also contained animal bones.



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