Roestown 2

New Routes to the Past: Archaeology and the National Roads Authority Monograph Series No. 4

ISBN 978-0-9545955-3-1/ ISSN 1649-3540

Edited by Jerry O’Sullivan and Michael Stanley, this monograph contains the proceedings of a seminar on recent archaeological discoveries on national road schemes held in the Chester Beatty Library in August 2006.

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Other Publications

  • O’Connell, A. 2004 ‘Recent archaeological investigations at Kill St. Lawrence, Waterford, carried out as part of the realignment of the R708 Airport road’. Decies, Vol. 60. 27-64.
  • O’Connell, A. 2006 ‘The many lives of Castlefarm’ in Seanda. No. 1, 19-21.
  • O’Connell, A. 2007 ‘The elusive Iron Age’ in Seanda. Issue 2. 52-55.
  • O’Hara, R. 2007 ‘Roestown Revealed: an excavation on the M3 Clonee to north of Kells in J. O’Sullivan and M. Stanley (eds.) New Routes to the Past. Archaeology & The National Roads Authority. Monograph Series No. 4. 143-153. National Roads Authority. Dublin.
  • O’Hara, R. 2008 ‘Collierstown, Co. Meath’ in Medieval Archaeology, Vol. 58, 367-373
  • O’Connell, A. 2009 ‘Excavations at Church Road, and the early monastic foundation at Lusk, Co. Dublin’ in C. Baker (ed.) Axes, Warriors and Windmills. Recent archaeological discoveries in Fingal. 51-63. Fingal County Council.
  • O’Connell, A. 2009 ‘Castlefarm’ in M3 Interim Monograph. NRA
  • O’Connell, A. 2009 ‘Lismullin’ in M3 Interim Monograph. NRA
  • O’Hara, R. 2009 ‘Collierstown 1’ in M3 Interim Monograph. NRA
  • O’Hara, R. 2009 ‘Dowdstown 2’ in M3 Interim Monograph. NRA
  • O’Hara, R. 2009 ‘Roestown 2’ in M3 Interim Monograph. NRA

Road Projects

  • N2 Emyvale to Monaghan Bypass (Monaghan Co Co)
  • N52 Stephenstown to Gilbertstown, Dundalk (Louth Co Co)
  • N59 Farranyharpy, Dromore West, Co. Sligo (Sligo Co Co)
  • N86 Annascaul, Co. Kerry (Kerry Co Co)
  • N51 Slane to Drogheda, Co. Louth (Louth Co Co)
  • N60 Oran, Co. Roscommon (Roscommon Co Co)
  • N3 Butlersbridge to Belturbet (Ferrovial Agroman PPP Scheme)
  • M3 Pavements Project, Navan, Co. Meath (Priority Construction)


  • Collon, Co. Louth (Mattock Rangers)
  • Linn Duachaill, Annagassan Co. Louth (Louth Co Co)
  • Tonyquin, Co. Cavan (Quinn Cement)
  • Deanery Gardens, Co. Waterford (Waterford Co Co)
  • Butlers Gallery, Kilkenny (Kilkenny Co Co)


  • Ballycastle, Co. Antrim (GM Designs)
  • Barrysparks, Swords, Co. Dublin (Bovale Developments)
  • Kilcullen, Co. Kildare (Kilsaran Concrete)
  • Wattstown, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry (GM Designs)
  • Charlestown, Co. Mayo (Cemex)
  • Cushendall Co. Antrim (GM Designs)
  • Scart, Mallow, Co. Cork (Cemex)
  • Ravensdale, Co. Louth (van Dijk Architects)
  • Naul, Co. Dublin (Declan Brassil Planning)
  • Clones Erne Sports Partnership, Co. Monaghan (Coady Partnership)
  • Eglintion, Co. Londonderry (GM Designs)
  • Bessbrook, Co. Armagh (Clanmil Housing Association)
  • Corlust Rd, Tanderagee, Co. Armagh (Gourley Architects)
  • Rathmolyon, Trim, Co. Meath (Keegan Quarries)
  • Lusk Band Hall, Co. Dublin (Whelan Corcoran Smith)
  • Long Commons, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry (GN Designs)
  • Mullacreevie, Armagh City (NI Housing Executive)
  • Balbriggan Water Scheme (Jons Civil Engineering)


  • Swords Business Park, Co. Dublin (Clifton Scannell Emerson)
  • Lusk, Co. Dublin (O’ Connor Sutton Cronin)
  • Cherryhound/Killnamona/Bay LAP (Mac Cabe Durney Barnes)
  • Wellington Place, Trim, Co. Meath (ODA Architects)
  • N3 Mulhuddart Interchange, Co. Dublin (Clifton Scannell Emerson)