Nancy’s remains ‘not a matter for gardaí’
Human skeletal remains found under the floorboards of a well-known former pub on Barrack’s Street have been described as an “archaeological find” by gardaí.
The remains, thought to be in excess of 70 years old, were discovered yesterday by builders working on the site of the former Nancy Spain’s pub which has been closed since the early 2000s.
The unsettling discovery brought work to a halt at the site of the former pub and venue which is being torn town to make way for apartments.
Gardaí in the city were alerted to the finding yesterday morning at around 11.15am.
The scene was preserved to allow for proper examination of the remains by the Cork city Coroner and assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster.
Following the examination, all parties were satisfied that the bones are in excess of 70 years old.
A garda statement read: “Gardaí were informed that skeletal remains were found on the site and attended the scene. 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.
“The remains will be dealt with as an archaeological find.
“This is no longer a matter for An Garda Síochána.”
The works at the former Nancy Spain’s site are part of a social housing project bringing 32 housing units to the area.