Ancient skeletal remains discovered this evening in Dublin are thought to date back to roughly the 15th century.

Gardaí had initially been investigating after local people made the discovery on the banks of the Ward River at River Valley Park, Swords, shortly after 6pm.

But an examination by a forensic anthropologist found that the remains were ancient.

Gardaí said it was now no longer a garda matter and that the National Museum of Ireland will be notified of the find.