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Camlin 3, c. 3 km south of Roscrea town, Co. Tipperary, was located on the east-facing slope of a natural ridge of high ground that runs from the Devil’s Bit mountain range south-west of Camlin to Roscrea in the north (Illus. 1). The location has commanding views to the east and south-east and overlooks bogland immediately to the east. Camlin was situated close to the important early medieval routeway known as Slíghe Dála. The well- known Early Christian monastic site at Moinaincha is less than 3 km to the north-east, and a known archaeological site at Camlin is described as a levelled ‘Ringfort (possible, site)’ (Record of Monuments and Places no.TN017-031) in the Archaeological Inventory of County Tipperary (Farrelly & O’Brien 2002, 85). Archaeological testing by Valerie J Keeley Ltd in advance of the construction phase of the N7 Castletown–Nenagh: Derrinsallagh to Ballintotty road scheme confirmed the presence of a large archaeological site at the location of the known monument, and several other concentrations of prehistoric and historic archaeological features were also identified.