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This report presents the results of archaeological investigations carried out on behalf of Kildare County Council as part of Archaeological Services Contract No. 4 ? Resolution, Prumplestown to Powerstown, prior to the commencement of construction on this section of the N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme: Kilcullen to Powerstown. The work was undertaken under National Monuments Section Registration Number E2616 and E2617, in the townland of Ballybannon, Co. Carlow. The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, following consultation with the National Museum of Ireland, directed that µine Richardson of Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd should proceed with archaeological resolution. Gerry Breen undertook supervision of the resolution phase. Archaeological testing carried out under N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme: Kilcullen to Powerstown; Archaeological services contract No. 3 ? Test Excavation Prumplestown to Powerstown under Ministerial Direction Number A021/058 and A021/059 on this site by Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd between June and September 2005 revealed pit clusters and ditches (Gleeson 2005). Full archaeological resolution was conducted on this site between 17 July and 28 July 2006. This revealed a shallow curvilinear ditch, two cereal drying kilns, several pits and a post?medieval field ditch. Although originally proposed as two separate excavations E2616 and E2617, the resolution of both was carried out concurrently. Context and other archive numbers were issued consecutively without distinguishing between the E2616 and E2617 designations. Given that no physical boundaries remained in existence by the time of excavation and that a common valley focus is likely to have prevailed through the archaeological activity represented by both this report describes E2616 and E2617 as a single excavation.