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Rahally townland lies immediately south of a byroad near the village of New Inn (An Cnoc Breac) in east County Galway, in the civil parish of Grange and the barony of Kilconnell. The site at Rahally was on a hillside with a northern aspect, in pastureland c. 1.75 km south-east of the Raford River (Illus. 1). The hill forms part of a glacial ridge, with lower wet pasture and bog to the south and north-east. Archaeological excavations were undertaken at Rahally in advance of construction of the proposed N6 Galway to East Ballinasloe PPP Scheme. Owing to the presence of a bivallate ringfort (Record of Monuments and Places no. GA086-211) immediately outside the road corridor to the south and two undated field system banks (GA086-213) partly within, initial testing of the area was undertaken by Galway County Council archaeologists Martin Jones (excavation licence no. 03E1871) and Jerry O’Sullivan (04E0803) in 2004–5. Further testing and full excavation were undertaken by Dermot Moore and Gerry Mullins of Cultural Resource Development Services Ltd (CRDS Ltd) on behalf of Galway County Council and the National Roads Authority.1