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This site was located in the townland of Coolbeg, 4.5km southwest of Wicklow town, Co. Wicklow. The archaeological excavation was carried out by Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Wicklow County Council and the National Roads Authority in advance of the construction of the N11 Rathnew to Arklow Road Improvement. The site was initially identified during archaeological testing carried out by IAC Ltd. under the same contract during July 2005. The testing revealed two areas of small pits, spreads and postholes. Area A consisted of 4-5 pits/postholes, a possible slot trench and an irregular pit/spread. The slot was 0.2m deep and was filled with charcoal-rich clay and burnt clay. These features were interpreted as the remains of a structure measuring c. 4.5m north-south and 3m east-west. Area B was located 13m north of Area A and consisted of four pits/postholes. Each pit/posthole was c. 0.3m diameter and contained charcoal rich fills. These features were thought to be associated with the structure in Area A. Three further pits were identified in close proximity, forming a line of pits/postholes located c. 14m to the east of this cluster of features. The site was interpreted as being structural in nature possibly representing a prehistoric structure Bronze Age in date. Subsequent excavation revealed multiple contexts spread over two distinct areas of the site, the northwest and the south. A scatter of isolated features were identified and excavated in the area between. No obvious structures were identified during excavation. 26 sherds of coarse pottery from at least six vessels, consisting of one late Neolithic/early Bronze Age Beaker, four middle Bronze Age domestic vessels and one late Bronze Age vessel were recovered during the course of the excavation (Grogan and Roche 2008). 30 lithic finds were also recovered. This assemblage dates to the Bronze Age based on technological grounds (Sternke 2007). Eight samples of charcoal from a number of hearths, pits and a posthole were processed for radiocarbon dating and all returned dates in the early Bronze Age ranging from 2030–1630 BC (Appendix 2.2). The results of the excavation have identified settlement activity dating to the early, middle and late Bronze Age, as well as probable evidence of early medieval activity in the figure of eight kiln.