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12 June 2006
'New Routes to the Past' seminar in Ireland

The Archaeology Section of the National Roads Authority is pleased to announce its annual one-day seminar 'New Routes to the Past' which details archaeological discoveries on national road schemes throughout Ireland. Venue: The Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. Date: 31st August, 2006. Admission is free. Booking is essential.
     The programme of talks includes: A multi-period enclosure at Rochfort Demesne, Co. Westmeath, on the N52 Mullingar-Belvedere Road Scheme; Settlement and death on the A1/N1 Newry-Dundalk Link Road; Roestown revealed: an excavation on the M3 Clonee to North of Kells Motorway Scheme; The archaeology of the M7 Portlaoise-Castletown/M8 Portlaoise-Cullahill Motorway Scheme; The hidden past of Parknahown, Co. Laois; Secrets of a quiet landscape: archaeological investigations on the N6 Galway to Ballinasloe Road Scheme; Pagans or Christians? Excavation of a hilltop burial enclosure at Cross, Co. Galway; Environmental archaeology on the N25 Waterford City Bypass and the Limerick Southern Ring ROad (Phase 2); Time and tide: five millennia of environmental change and human activity on the banks of the Suir; A newly discovered prehistoric pottery form on the N8/N73 Mitchelstown Relief Road; Beside the rath: archaeological excavations at Raheenagurren West townland, Co. Wexford; Burial and ritual in late prehistory in north Wexford: excavation of a ring-ditch cemetery in Ask townland; Prehistory and history on the N5 Charlestown Bypass.
     For further information, please contact: Lillian Butler - Tel: 01 6602511 - Email: lbutler@nra.ie

Source: National Roads Authority (12 June 2006)

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