Total number of assets (1)
This browser does not support viewing this file type. Please download the asset to view.
This final report presents the results of the archaeological resolution works carried out on behalf of Kildare County Council and the National Roads Authority as part of the Archaeological Services Contract No. 5 ? Resolution, Kilcullen to Moone and Athy Link Road. The works were undertaken prior to the commencement of construction of the N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme: Phase 3, Kilcullen to Carlow. The Minister of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government, following consultation with the National Museum of Ireland, issued Directions to Kildare County Council on 8 March 2007 for archaeological resolution works relating to the road development. The registration number, E2888, was allocated by the Department for the excavation of the present site in Old Kilcullen townland under the directorship of Caitriona Gleeson of Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd. Responsibility was later transferred to Lydia Cagney of Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd., who carried out the archaeological excavations. The report was written by T.J. O? Connell, as Ms Cagney was no longer employed by Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd during the post?excavation phase of the project. An Environmental Impact Assessment was published in 2003 for the Kilcullen to Powerstown Scheme, with Valerie J Keeley Ltd preparing the Archaeological, Architectural and Cultural Heritage Assessment. This formed Chapter 10 of the EIS produced by the Roughan and O?Donovan ? Faber Maunsell Alliance. Geophysical prospection was carried out on certain areas of high archaeological potential by Bartlett?Clark Consultancy as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment, on behalf of Valerie J. Keeley Ltd/Kildare County Council. Aerial photography was undertaken along the entire route selection as part of the non?invasive assessment after the EIA stage. This work was carried out in April 2004 by Markus Casey. Archaeological testing was carried out by IAC Ltd under N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme: Kilcullen to Powerstown under Archaeological Services Contract No. 1 ? Test Excavations, Kilcullen to Mullamast under Ministerial Direction Number A021/101 on this site between 10 October and 19 November 2005 identified a burnt mound type spread measuring 6 m by 3.20 m and 0.15 m in depth (Bailey 2006). Full archaeological resolution was conducted on this site between 19 and 22 of September 2007. It revealed the remains of three possible pits, a linear ditch and a burnt mound which was dated to the Early Bronze Age. A Preliminary Report of works on the site was completed by Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd in January 2009.