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This is a final report of an archaeological excavation at Rathmullan 1 (01E0383) which was located on the route of the M1 Northern Motorway Gormanston – Monasterboice (Drogheda Bypass), Platin to Oldbridge, Chainage 21600–24800, Contract 7, County Meath. The excavation was carried out by D Nelis of Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on behalf of Meath County Council. The work was carried out under licence No. 01E0383 which was received from the DoEHLG in consultation with the National Museum of Ireland. The fieldwork took place between 15 March–9 April 2001. Rathmullan 1 was identified during test trenching carried out by Valerie J. Keeley Ltd and appeared as a linear ditch feature. An area measuring 10m x 10m (100m²) was cleaned back by hand for excavation. Early Bronze Age activity (1890–1690 BC) at the site comprised one slot trench / ditch type feature, the function of which is unknown. It is possible that it may represent some sort of landscape boundary feature. Post-medieval activity at the site bincluded a field drain and plough marks. Lithic finds recovered from the site included six pieces of worked flint and one piece of worked chert, which are characteristic of the middle or late Neolithic period. Two sandstone rubbing / pounding stones are also thought to be contemporary with the flaked assemblage and one flint flake may be a residual early Neolithic or Mesolithic artefact (Sternke, Appendix 2.2). This feature adds to the picture of continuity of activity in the surrounding area through much of the Bronze Age. The immediate area surrounding Rathmullan 1 contained a large number of sites, most of which were dated to the Bronze Age, and all phases of the Bronze Age were represented indicating that this landscape attracted settlement for prolonged periods throughout the Bronze Age. It is probable that the proximity of the River Boyne may have been a big attraction of the wider location which resulted in it being revisited repeatedly through time.