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The townlands of Glebe and Laughanstown can be found up the narrow winding Tully Lane in the foothills of the Dublin mountains. This area is on the route of the M50 South Eastern Motorway and was the focus of major archaeological excavations between 2000 and 2002 by Valerie J Keeley Ltd for the NRA and Dun Laoghaoire-Rathdown County Council. The investigations uncovered a fascinating range of sites and artefacts ranging in date from the Neolithic period to the 18th century AD. A large team was involved in the excavations and a considerable number of specialists in animal and human bone, charcoal, artefacts, seeds and radiocarbon dating have all contributed to the project. Excavations at this site were carried out after aerial, geophysical and topographical surveys identified it as being a place where significant archaeological remains were likely to be found. Excavations were concentrated in five fields to the south of a prehistoric wedge tomb of Late Neolithic or Early Bronze Age date. The area itself is rural, containing a mixture of arable and pasture land with granite furze-covered hills to the south. The Loughlinstown and Shanganagh rivers run on either side of the site and the latter’s wide flood plain extends into Carrickmines and Laughanstown townlands.