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.

  • Beside the rath: excavations at Raheenagurren West, Co. Wexford (Thaddeus C Breen)
  • Prehistory and history on the N5 Charlestown Bypass in counties Mayo and Roscommon (Richard Gillespie)
  • The new face of Bronze Age pottery (Jacinta Kiely and Bruce Sutton)
  • Burial and ritual in late prehistory in north Wexford: excavation of a ring-ditch cemetery in Ask townland (Paul Stevens)
  • Environmental archaeology: two examples from the N25 Waterford City Bypass and the N7 Limerick Southern Ring Road (Phase II) (Stephen Carter)
  • Time and tide: five millennia of environmental change and human activity on the banks of the Suir (Brendon Wilkins)
  • Prehistoric features and an early medieval enclosure at Coonagh West, Co. Limerick (Kate Taylor)
  • The quiet landscape: archaeological discoveries on a road scheme in east Galway (Jerry O’Sullivan)
  • Pagan or Christian? Excavation of a hilltop cemetery at Cross, Co. Galway (Gerry Mullins)
  • Politics, wealth and expansion: the archaeology of a multiperiod enclosure at Rochfort Demesne, Co. Westmeath (John Channing)
  • Ancient peoples, hidden landscapes—the archaeology of the M7/M8 motorway scheme (Sylvia Desmond)
  • The hidden past of Parknahown, Co. Laois (Tara O’Neill)
  • Roestown 2, Co. Meath: an excavation on the M3 Clonee to North of Kells motorway scheme (Robert O’Hara)


Axes, Warriors and Windmills: Recent archaeological discoveries in North Fingal

ISBN 9780954910396

Edited by Christine Baker, this publication brings together the results of a number of important archaeological discoveries in Fingal in recent years, and presents a number of papers delivered to a public seminar hosted by Fingal County Council and Fingal Heritage Network in 2007, and entitled ‘Axes, Warriors and Windmills’.

The papers include:

  • The prehistory of Lambay: a long view (Professor Gabriel Cooney)
  • Organising the landscape: archaeological excavations at Flemingstown, Balbriggan (Teresa Bolger)
  • Multiperiod excavations at Barnageeragh, Skerries, Co. Dublin (Eoin Corcoran) Excavations at Chuirch Road and the early monastic foundation at Lusk, Co. Dublin (Aidan O’Connell)
  • Archaeological excavations on Mount Gamble Hill: stories from the first Christians in Swords (Edmond O’Donovan)
  • Bremore, Co. Dublin, the field by the Castle (Finola O’Carroll)
  • Fingal’s past in the present: an overview (Christine Baker)