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This report contains the final results of an archaeological excavation carried out as part of the N8 Cashel Bypass & N74 Link Road (03E0299). Site 5 (NGR 209671 I 142011) was located in the town land of Monadreela, on the east facing slope of a roughly north-south orientated ridge. Seasonally flooded low-lying ground was located immediately east of the site and a pond formed the northern edge of the excavation. An archaeological excavation was carried out for four weeks in March 2003 under licence 03E0299 by Judith Network Archaeology Ltd, under the direction of Neil O’Flanagan. The site measured 6,138 m2 and revealed a fulacht fia and associated trough, numerous pits and post-and-stakeholes, a corn drying kiln and traces of a post medieval field system (field boundaries and cultivation furrows). The archaeological features should be seen as part of the general multi-phased activity on the Monadreela hillside, with its south-facing aspect and adjacent water source obvious attractions for settlement. The earliest evidence on the site came from two chert artefacts which have been identified as possibly Early Mesolithic in date. Mesolithic activity was confirmed elsewhere around Cashel, and as no Mesolithic dates or materials were retrieved in the Lisheen investigations, the M8 South and the M8 North, the Cashel data is hugely significant for north Munster prehistory. The next dated activity from the Copper Age derived from a portion of a fulacht fia and associated trough that were inadvertently revealed outside the CPO. Ash (Fraxinus excelsior sp.) charcoal was dated 2566-2349 cal. BC (UBA-13708) and hazel (Corylus avellana sp.) charcoal dated 2474-2341 cal. BC (UBA-13 707): fill (236) of trough  also produced ash charcoal contemporary with the fulacht, dated to 2479-2307 cal. BC (UBA-13709). It was noteworthy that all the fulachtai fia excavated south of Cashel on the M8 Cashel to Mitchelstown project considerably post-dated the Copper Age period. An apparent interval in activity followed until the Middle Bronze Age when one posthole and three pits were dated to this period - however, occupation of the Monadreela hillside continued unabated, as evidenced from adjacent excavations. Ash charcoal from fill (64) of posthole  was dated from 1882-1745 cal. BC (UBA-13700). Contemporary dates were retrieved from nearby pits: hazel charcoal from fill (66) of pit  dated to 1878-1690 cal. BC (UBA-13704); ash charcoal from fill (63) of pit  dated to 1876- 1636 cal. BC (UBA-13702) and hazel charcoal from fill (65) of pit  dated to 1867- 1638 cal. BC (UBA-13703). No associated structure was apparent but clearly ash and hazel were the dominant wood species still being utilised in the area. These dates were contemporary with pit activity on Site 1i in Ballyknock c. 1 km north (see 03E0673 Final Report). Another apparent gap followed until the Late Bronze Age period when further activity on the hillside was represented by radiocarbon and artefactual evidence retrieved from pits. Pit  contained burnt bones (unidentified to species), a chert blade / flake and cherry-type (Prunus sp.) charcoal dated to 1297- 1056 cal. BC (UBA-13699). It was not possible to determine if this was a cremation deposit, a 'blind cremation' or simply a domestic deposit of wood waste as rubbish pits from other settlement sites in Monadreela were contemporary. The fill of nearby pit  contained no artefacts but hazel charcoal was dated to 1011-907 cal. BC (UBA-13701 ), broadly contemporary with pit . A more significant gap followed until the Early Medieval period when an unlined corn-drying kiln was dated between the 7th and 1Oth centuries AD. Dates from ash charcoal from basal fill (167), were cal. AD 671-772 (UBA-13705) and cal. AD 779-953 (UBA- 13706) respectively. It was possible the kiln was associated with the ringforts recorded on Ballyknock hill-TI061-008, TI061-009 and TI061-010-less than 500 m to the northwest, although this would be quite a distance to locate such an important utility. It seems more likely this activity was associated with a nearby, as yet unidentified early medieval settlement upslope on the Monadreela hillside. The environmental data showed the high barley content from the basal kiln fill was likely to represent the remains of a conflagration within the kiln, where the grain being kilned collapsed down into the bowl. The fact that the charred grain was left in situ implies that the kiln was not cleaned out and possibly even abandoned after the fire. Based on the barley grain recorded, it is likely this were the last crops dried in the feature. The nearest contemporary activity was at the Boscabell enclosure Site 20 c. 1 km to the south, where an unlined kiln dated cal. AD 612-673 (UBA-13751). It was significant that no activity associated with the nearby medieval settlement (Sites 8 & 9 & 11) was found on Site 5, which may imply the land south of the pond was used for agricultural purposes only; the large number of undated cultivation furrows may support such an interpretation. The final activity on site related to post medieval agricultural improvements and the in-filling of the pond in the 1990' s. It is a recommendation in this report that the fields east and west of the site be investigated in advance of any proposed development taking place. These fields should also be field-walked for research purposes should the land use ever revert to tillage.