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This report is a final report and comprises the results of the archaeological investigations at Site AR 51-52, in the townland of Rathlogan, Co. Kilkenny. Work was undertaken as part of the archaeological programme for the M8N8 Cullahill to Cashel Road Improvement Scheme. Excavation was conducted under Ministerial Direction No. A027/000 (Registration No. E2358), by C. Hardy, for Valerie J Keeley Ltd. From 21st August to 6th September 2006. Two areas 594m2 (Site AR 51) and 396m² (Site AR 52) were stripped of topsoil to identify possible archaeology, additional to a lime kiln (AR 51) identified during testing by Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd. in 2006. Site AR 51 was a conical stone-built limekiln, dated from the 18th century to the 1940’s. An area of 600m2 was opened around the structure and modern rubbish and overburden had to be cleared from within the kiln. The structure was a conical shaped kiln, which measured 6.4m -6.45m in length by 5.2m in width, with a maximum height of the frontal arch measuring 3.03m. A small assemblage of post medieval artefacts were also recovered. Excavation of site AR 52 produced no additional features of archaeological significance. As such, no further work is recommended at this site. All archaeological work is now complete for this site and this report constitutes the final report on this excavation. The artefactual, digital and paper archive for this excavation rests at the post excavation offices of Valerie J Keeley Ltd., Brehon House, Kilkenny Road, Castlecomer, Co. Kilkenny.