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This site at Clowanstown 1 was excavated by Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd (ACS) as part of the M3 Clonee–North of Kells Motorway Scheme on behalf of Meath County Council NRDO and the NRA. In the Spring of 2004 four upstanding mounds were identified at Clowanstown 1, which was located at the western edge of a raised bog, where a thick, shell-rich marl sealed probable gravels and sands laid down at the base of a small lough. Full archaeological resolution revealed a late Mesolithic fishing platform, mooring and four conical fish-traps as well as a complex Neolithic burnt mound with a number of wellpreserved wooden artefacts and other finds. The Neolithic developments included numerous deliberate deposits of marl mixed with burnt flint, bone and pottery. Ritual activity was observed not least by the inclusion of a sizeable wooden container which was cut into the centre of the primary mound upon its decommissioning. The level of organic preservation and stratification within which these feature were found, combined to make Clowanstown 1 one of the most important Mesolithic–Neolithic transition sites in Ireland, providing an unparalleled insight into fishing, water-transport and early burnt mounds.