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Full excavation took place between 2004-5 on Fingal County Council's site (licence no. 03E0067).

Three important burial site excavations resulted from the above at Darcystown and Glebe South.

The first is described is Darcystown 1 by Kenneth Wiggins (licence no. 03E0067). During testing in 2003 and resolution in 2004-5, in advance of the housing development by Fingal County Council, a number of urns containing cremation burials of Mid to Late Bronze Age date were found. A pit containing Neolithic pottery and two burnt mounds of Late Bronze Age date were also found in Darcytown 1.

The site at Darcytown 2, excavated under licence 04E0741 by Judith Carroll, describes a ring ditch containing two phases of Late Bronze Age burial and four cut features, including a cereal drying kiln dated to the early centuries AD.

The site at Glebe South excavated by Frank Ryan under licence no. 04E0680 revealed two Iron Age ring ditch burial sites with long stone cist inhumation burials of early medieval date cut into, and clearly related to these. The excavation also showed that a Bronze Age cremation burial site had predated the Iron Age/early medieval burials. It also revealed a Middle Bronze Age cereal drying kiln and cereal drying kilns and a ditch of medieval date.



 

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