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This report presents the final results of archaeological excavations carried out at Ballinorig West 2 in advance of the proposed N22 Tralee Bypass/Tralee to Bealagrellagh road scheme in county Kerry.The proposed scheme has two main components, the N22 Tralee Bypass and the N22 Tralee to Bealagrellagh Road (Figure 1). The N22 Tralee Bypass extends from the N69 National Secondary Route approximately 4 km north of Tralee town to the N70 National Secondary Route approximately 500 m south of the town. It passes east of the town via the N21 National Primary Route and the proposed intersection with the N22 Tralee to Bealagrellagh Route (N22 Access Route). The N22 Tralee to Bealagrellagh road will provide a separate access route to Tralee from the N22 Killarney Road. Kerry National Road Design Office (NRDO) initially prepared a Route Constraints Report for this scheme in January 2000 (Kerry NRDO 2000). Following the completion of this report, six route options were identified. An environmental assessment of the Route Options was undertaken by RPSMCOS on behalf of Kerry NRDO and this formed part of the Route Selection Report in August 2002 (Kerry NRDO 2002). The preferred route, determined in the Route Appraisal and Selection Report was a combination of two of the originally proposed route options. In 2007 Kerry NRDO developed a number of route options as alternatives to Section A of the Bypass, these linked to the improved section of the N69 at Leath Cross. In 2007, Atkins prepared An Environmental Constraints Report for the Proposed Scheme Extension to N69 to Leath on behalf of Kerry NRDO. The Constraint Studies included archaeology and heritage and all identified issues and data in relation to this was used in the identification of route options in the Route Selection Report. Following route selection an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was carried out on the entire length of the proposed road (Atkins 2008). The scheme was approved by An Bord Plean la (Ref. PL08 .HA0016) in September 2009. The project is funded by the Department of Transport under the National Development Plan 2007- 2013 and the Transport 21 programme. The total archaeological cost is administered by the National Roads Authority through Kerry County Council. Rubicon Heritage Ltd. was formerly known as Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd. The company underwent a rebranding in December 2011. Reports written by the company prior to this date are referenced to Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd in the bibliography, though for consistency the company is referred to as Rubicon Heritage Ltd. throughout this report. Archaeological test excavations (including wetland test excavation and targeted test excavation), a townland boundary survey, targeted geophysical survey, an underwater survey and an architectural/built heritage survey were undertaken along the entire route of the scheme Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. under Stage (i) of the Archaeological Services Contract (Bartlett et al. 2010a; Harrison 2010; Kieran and Hayden 2010; Long 2010 a-e). A total of 41 areas of archaeological potential were identified. Stage (ii) works on the scheme involved the mechanical stripping of topsoil, hand cleaning of exposed surfaces and mapping of features identified at each site of archaeological potential. This was carried out by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. between 30 August and 13 October 2010 (Bartlett et al. 2010b). Following Stage (ii) investigations a total of 38 archaeological sites discovered during the course of works by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. were recommended for Stage (iii) excavations in advance of construction works. An additional site in the townland of Camp was identified during works by the NRA project archaeologist during additional testing in wetland areas, bringing the total number of sites to 39. Archaeological excavations were then undertaken by Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd. at 35 of these sites between Monday 24 January and Friday 1 April 2011 under Stage (iii) of the Archaeological Services Contract. Post-excavation assessment reports were completed by August 2011 and a program of specialist analysis and dating was then undertaken. This report presents the final excavation results including the result of all specialist analysis and radiocarbon dating. NOTE: THE GRID REFERENCES PROVIDED IN THE FINAL REPORT PROVED INCORRECT. THE CORRECT GRID REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED IN THE METADATA.