UPDATED: Historic skull found at new building site on Carlow road outside Athy

Gardaí called to Glebelands in Athy on Monday morning

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Historic skull found at new Kildare building site

Gardaí at the scene on Monday

Archaeologists have been called into a building site in Athy following the discovery on Monday morning of part of a skull, thought to be of historic.

A building site is on the Carlow road outside the town and is being developed at Glebelands by Woodfort.

Gardaí have been on site since 11am this morning following the discovery during preparation of the site. A source has said the age of the discovery will be measured more in centuries than in decades.

The scene at Glebelands