On walkabouts in the Valley recently, we discovered that farming activity has placed Sousterrain ME032-049 in danger. This Sousterrain is located opposite Rath...
All the information in this post is from the defunct website www.m3motorway.ie which was a collaboration between Meath County Council, the National Roads Authority and N3 Meath Consultant ARUP/HALCROW BARRY/MCOS. A cached copy of most of the website is available to view at www.archive.org.
MEATH COUNTY COUNCIL
NATIONAL ROADS DESIGN OFFICE
NAVAN ENTERPRISE CENTRE
NATIONAL ROADS AUTHORITY
ST MARTIN’S HOUSE
N3 MEATH CONSULTANT
C/O JB BARRY & PARTNERS
|Site Name/ Townland||Description||Basic Interpretation||Provisional dating|
|Ardbraccan 5||Two slot trenches||Possible building||Prehistoric|
|Ardbraccan 6||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Grange 4||Hearth||Industrial activity||Possible Prehistoric|
|Grange 3||Pits and postholes||Occupation activity||Prehistoric|
|Grange 5||Pits and postholes||Occupation activity||Prehistoric|
|Grange 2||1 pit||Occupation activity||Possible Prehistoric|
|Grange 1||Stone spread / surface||Occupation activity||Possible Prehistoric|
|Phoenixtown 5||Postholes and pit||Possible building||Prehistoric|
|Phoenixtown 1||Burnt spread and postholes||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Phoenixtown 6||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Phoenixtown 2||Metalled road & ditches||Road & possible field system||Medieval|
|Phoenixtown 3||Curving gully, pits, hearth and postholes in 3 clusters and a pit||Settlement||Prehistoric|
|Phoenixtown 4||Brick built kiln||Industrial activity||Post Medieval|
|Ballybeg 2||Stone structure||Possible building||Early Modern|
|Ballybeg 1||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Nugentstown 3||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Nugentstown 2||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Nugentstown 1||Clusters of pits and curving slot trenches||Occupation activity||Possible Prehistoric|
|Cookstown Great 1||One short length of ditch and a pit||Occupation activity||Possible Prehistoric|
|Cookstown Great 2||2 burnt spreads and pits with burnt fills||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Kilmainham 1 A-C||Pits, postholes, burnt mounds & possible cremation pits dispersed over large area||Settlement, burnt mounds, & possible burial site.||Prehistoric|
|Cookstown Great 3||2 burnt spreads and pits with burnt fills||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Kilmainham 2||Slot trenches and posthole||Possible building||Prehistoric|
|Gardenrath 2||Postholes, slot trench & cobbled surface||Possible building (possibly Neolithic)||Possibly Neolithic|
|Gardenrath 1||Possible cists and hearth||Possible burial site||Prehistoric|
|Townparks 1||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Townparks 3||Stone and brick rubble||Vernacular building||Early Modern|
|Townparks 2||Two pits c.50m apart||Occupation activity||Prehistoric|
|Townparks 4||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Townparks 5||Pits, slot trench & prehistoric pottery||Occupation activity||Prehistoric|
|Townparks 6||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Kilmainham 3||Postholes||Possible building||Prehistoric|
|Newrath Little 1||Two pits and a possible hearth||Occupation activity||Prehistoric|
|Newrath Little 2||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Newrath Little 3||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Townparks/ Commons of Lloyd 1||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Commons of Lloyd 1||Burnt spread||Burnt mound||Bronze Age|
|Cakestown Glebe 1||Pits||Occupation activity||Prehistoric|
NO FURTHER INFORMATION IS PROVIDED FOR SECTION 4.
The Tara Skryne Valley is a beautiful area to visit and it holds a special place as the cultural centre of Irish heritage and history.
If you are out and about in the valley and you see something that concerns you or you are curious about e.g. surveying, diggers etc, please let us know so we can investigate.
It may be something that we're already aware of but on the other hand, it may not, so the sooner we're advised of any activities the better.
We appreciate your support. Thank you!