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Valerie J Keeley Ltd was commissioned by Laois County Council and the National Roads Authority to undertake archaeological works along 18.1km (Contract 2) of the 35km long N7 Castletown to Nenagh (Castleroan to Derrinsallagh) Road Improvement Scheme (EIS approved in November 2005). The scheme runs from the eastern junction of the present N7 Nenagh Bypass Co Tipperary and ties in with the M7/M8 Portlaoise-Castletown scheme to the south of Borris-in-Ossory in Co Laois. The DoEHLG Direction Number is A038. Contract 2 comprises the eastern half of the scheme and runs from Castleroan (Co Offaly), through parts of north Tipperary to Clonagooden (Co Laois). This report describes the final results of the archaeological excavation of one site excavated at the extreme eastern end of the route. It was located in the townland of Clonagooden, Co Laois, 6 inch OS sheet LA21, NGR 223800/185800, Ch 34.540. The rescue excavation was conducted by Sinéad Marshall under Direction No. A038 and Excavation No. E3745, for Valerie J Keeley Ltd, from Thursday 7 to Friday 15 February 2008. Excavation at Clonagooden 1 revealed two phases of archaeological activity, representing agricultural activity, including a linear field boundary of uncertain but probably post-medieval date, truncating a denuded or very ephemeral Late Bronze Age burnt mound / fulacht fiadh. The latter comprised a central cluster of three trough/pit features, plus three outlying associated pits. One sample of hazel charcoal returned a radiocarbon determination of 1060-890 cal BC (SUERC-31110). No substantial mound or spread was present and no formal structures, artefacts or animal bone was revealed from excavation. However, the site was interpreted as a single site, with limited use(s). The rectangular trough contains a number of internal and external stakeholes, believed to be associated with the trough and possibly representing the former presence of a removable wooden lining, perhaps made of wicker or timber planks and held in place by stakes at each corner. i