Test trenching of a 2km stretch of the N53 between Dundalk and Castleblaney revealed the remains of a post medieval furnace or kiln which was probably used for agricultural purposes locally. Some fine vantage points along the route gave great vistas of Slieve Gullion to the north.
Aidan has been accepted into the Institute of Field Archaeologists in the UK - congratulations.
Rob has bravely started a Masters in Geoscience in NUI Maynooth
- good luck!
Realignment of a dangerous feeder route to the M1 Motorway required test trenching of the route and architectural survey of a small bridge. A short ditch and three charcoal spreads were revealed on the eastern side of the scheme and were excavated by Archer.
Finding the original route and profile of the Ulster Canal running between Monaghan and Armagh was part of the testing undertaken by Archer at Tamlat in Monaghan. Test trenching of the proposed realignment revealed no archaeological finds or features.