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A geophysical survey has been conducted by J. M. Leigh Surveys on behalf of Roughan & O’Donovan Ltd. Two areas within the CPO line of the proposed N2 Slane Bypass were highlighted for geophysical survey. Area 1 is located to the north east of Slane, off the existing N2 road, and totals 3.2 hectares. Area 2 is located to the immediate east of the existing N2, to the south of Slane, and is c.2.5 hectares in size. The aim of the survey was to locate and identify any areas of archaeological potential within the application areas. The survey comprised of fluxgate gradiometer scanning and targeted detailed survey and was conducted under licences 10-R-54 and 10-R-55, issued by the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government. The survey fieldwork was undertaken on two separate fieldwork sessions due to the presence of crop in the fields under investigation. The northern half of Area 1 was surveyed on the 20th May 2010 and the remainder of Area 1 and Area 2 were surveyed on the 12th and 13th October 2010. The results are discussed as a whole in this report. The locations of Area 1 and Area 2 are presented in Figure 1 at a scale of 1:10,000. There are no recorded monuments within the limits of the application areas. The nearest recorded monument to Area 1 is that of a Souterrain site (RMP ME019:013), located c.680m to the west in the Townland of Slane. A recorded mound site (RMP ME026:003) is located in the Townland of Johnstown, c.350m to the west of Area 2. Previous archaeological works, including geophysical survey and archaeological test trenching, have been undertaken as part of the archaeological assessment of the proposed N2 Slane Bypass Road Scheme. These are summarised and discussed in the Environmental Impact Assessment (2009) prepared by CRDS Ltd. The areas currently highlighted for geophysical survey have resulted from amendments to the proposed road layout and CPO line. Primary Archive held by Navan NRDO. Secondary Archive held by J.M.Leigh Surveys