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This report presents the final 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 E2846 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, NMS No. E2493, carried out under Ministerial Direction Number A033 on this site in 2006 identified a deposit of heat shattered stone in a matrix of loosely compacted, mid?dark black?brown sandy silty clay, suggesting the presence of a fulacht fiadh. Full archaeological resolution was conducted on this site in December 2006 and January 2007. This revealed the remains of a burnt mound and associated features consisting of five troughs, two pits, and an area of scorched clay.