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This final report presents the findings from the excavation of Site AR 61 which was carried out along a section of the M8/N8 Cashel to Cullahill Road Development (Fig. 1, 2, 3). The site was located in the townland of Longfordpass North, in the parish of Kilcooly, Co. Tipperary. It incorporates the stratagraphic information with specialist results such as timber, pollen and insect analysis and dating evidence to provide a wider assessment of the site. Site AR 61 was identified during Phase II test excavation of the scheme, which dealt specifically with the areas of peat and forest omitted from Phase I test excavation conducted by Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd in 2005 (McQuade, Molloy, Moriarty, Phelan and Ward 2005) Phase II test excavation of the scheme commenced on November 6th 2006. It was conducted by the writer on behalf of Margaret Gowen and Co. Ltd (Molloy 2008). During this phase of test excavation archaeological wood was identified in the townland of Longfordpass north (Ch 23100-23180) on the margins of a raised bog. Both pollen and insect analysis indicated that this area had been within/close to alder carr woodlands, prior from its development from a fen to a raised bog. An environmental brief for the specialists was outlined in the preliminary report for this site (Molloy 2007). The overall purpose of the specialist analysis was to provide an environmental ‘snapshot’ of the surrounding environmental landscape at the time the site was in use. Pollen Analysis was carried out by Ben Gearey (University of Birmingham), who also carried out pollen analysis on two cores taken during test excavation (Molloy 2008). Insect analysis was carried out by Eileen Reilly and timber analysis by Lorna O’ Donnell. Radiocarbon dating was carried out by Queens University Belfast (QUB). The writer would like to acknowledge the assistance of Roadbridge, who provided on-site assistance in difficult working conditions and who were very cooperative and helpful throughout the excavation. Finally the writer would like to thank the excavation crew, who worked in very cold, wet and adverse conditions. This site was excavated between December II th 2006 and January 23'd 2007 under Ministerial Direction A027/061, Registration No E3373 by Bernice Molloy of Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd. It was excavated on behalf of SRB Civil Engineering Ltd. for Kilkenny County Council.