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Archaeological investigations carried out in advance of the M3 motorway scheme provided an excellent opportunity to examine a number of previously unknown prehistoric sites. The excavations were carried out on behalf of the National Roads Authority and Meath County Council and were undertaken by Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd (ACS Ltd) and Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. A total of 112 prehistoric sites were excavated, some of which provided evidence for human activity for at least the past 7,000 years. Among these were a Mesolithic fishing site, a range of Neolithic and Bronze Age settlement sites, a significant number of Bronze Age burnt mounds or fulachta fiadh, Bronze and Iron Age burials, an impressive Iron Age post-built ceremonial enclosure, and many more less-easily classified sites.