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This report presents the results of archaeological investigations carried out on behalf of Offaly County Council as part of the Advance Archaeological Works Contract for the N52 Tullamore Bypass. It was one of eleven sites excavated on this scheme (Appendix 12). The work was undertaken under Ministerial Direction A033 and under National Monuments Section Registration Number E2847 in the townland of Ardan Co. Offaly. The Minister for the Environment, Heritage & Local Government, following consultation with the National Museum of Ireland, directed that Linda Hegarty of Headland Archaeology Ltd should proceed with archaeological resolution. Archaeological testing carried out under Ministerial Direction Number A033/000 on this site in August and September 2006 identified a deposit of heat shattered stone within a matrix of firmly compacted, dark greyish?black sandy silty clay suggesting a fulacht fiadh, a postmedieval field boundary, and a feature identified as a possible figure?of?eight shaped kiln. Full archaeological resolution was conducted on this site between 8 and 22 January 2007. This revealed a shallow mound of heat shattered stone in a matrix of firmly compacted, mid?dark greyish?black sandy silty clay at the southern end of the site, four troughs, two linear features orientated north?south and east?west across the extent of the site, and four pits.