N5 Longford Bypass

Archaeological test trenching was carried out on the route of the proposed N5 Longford Bypass in October and November 2008.

Four archaeological sites were discovered. These sites are:, an iron-smelting furnace and associated pit, a medieval/post-medieval inhumation cemetery, a feature with in situ burning and a cluster of three burnt stone deposits. A modern brick-making kiln and pit were also found. In addition, a piece of struck and fireheated flint and a dump of post-medieval pottery were recovered.

The archaeological excavation and post-excavation work were funded by the National Roads Authority through Longford County Council.

Read the archaeological assessment report here.

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