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An archaeological complex spanning several millennia of human activity was unearthed in the townlands of Borris and Blackcastle, some 300 m south of the modern village of Twomileborris, Co.Tipperary.The site was situated on the N75 link road midway along the proposed route of the M8/N8 Cullahill–Cashel road scheme (Illus. 1). Excavations were conducted by Valerie J Keeley Ltd (VJK Ltd) on behalf of Kilkenny County Council and the National Roads Authority (NRA), following archaeological assessment and testing carried out by VJK Ltd and Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd in 2005–7. Excavation revealed a large complex of related archaeological features that extended over a span of 950 m along the route (Illus. 2). Technically three separate sites (Sites AR31–33), in effect they formed one large complex of activity.1 The central and highest part of the three sites was a low, glacial ridge 119 m above sea level.The site extended north and south of this ridge, sloping gently towards low-lying areas adjacent to the Black River to the west.