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The proposed M7 Portlaoise to Castletown/M8 Portlaoise to Cullahill Motorway Scheme consists of approximately 41km of motorway and 11km of single dual carriageway commencing to the southwest of the existing Portlaoise Bypass and running in a southerly direction tying into the existing N8 at Oldtown. A portion of the scheme runs to the west tying into the existing N7 near Borris-in-Ossory. The Archaeological Works contract is subdivided into three separate contracts. Contract 1 extends from the townland of Gortnaclea to Oldtown and consists of approximately 14km of motorway, which extends from Aghaboe to south of Cullahill through the townlands from Gortnaclea to Oldtown. This report describes the results of archaeological excavations along one section of the planned motorway route, at Tintore, County Laois, Contract 1. The site was identified during archaeological testing carried out by Eamonn Cotter of Archaeological Consultancy Services Ltd in March – May 2005. Twenty-one trenches were excavated within this field during testing and a number of potential archaeological features were identified. The site was designated Tintore 2 Archaeological resolution of Tintore 2 was carried out in conjunction with the nearby Tintore 1, which is the subject of a separate report. The excavations were directed by Eamonn Cotter and commenced on the 6th February 2006. For recording purposes the site was designated the scheme number A015/99 and licence number E2209. Topsoil stripping on this site revealed a circular enclosure with a number of internal features. The enclosure measured 30m north-south x 33m internally, and had an entrance measuring 4.2m wide facing southeast. Near the centre of the enclosure were two troughs filled with burnt stone, similar to that found in a fulacht fiadh mound. The lack of evidence for in situ burning suggests that the pits were used for heating water, similar to fulacht fiadh troughs. A cluster of postholes and stakeholes was noted to the south and southeast of these features, some forming a screen or shelter around activities cantering on the troughs. Approximately 10m to the south of the enclosure a small circular pit containing cremated human bone was excavated. Ten sherds of prehistoric pottery were recovered from the site. One has been identified as dating to the Early Neolithic and seven to the Middle Neolithic. The remaining two were submitted to the specialist but were not considered in the report. Radiocarbon dating indicates that the enclosure and the features at its centre are Late Bronze Age, while the cremation dates to the Middle Bronze Age.