2007:69 - A1 mainline, Derrycaw to Cloghouge, Armagh

NMI Burial Excavation Records

County: Armagh Site name: A1 mainline, Derrycaw to Cloghouge

Sites and Monuments Record No.: N/A Licence number: AE/07/172

Author: Peter Bowen, for ADS Ltd, Unit 48, Westlink Enterprise Centre, 30–50 Distillery Street, Belfast, BT12 5BJ.

Site type: Monitoring

ITM: E 686825m, N 856898m

Latitude, Longitude (decimal degrees): 54.453166, -6.661098

Monitoring work has been ongoing along the route A1, Scheme 1, mainline Newry bypass since October 2007. The new road is a 12km stretch of dual carriageway running from Beech Hill at the northern end to Cloghouge Junction at the south. A large number of archaeological sites, included ring-ditches, cremations, a rath and numerous other deposits have been uncovered. These sites have since been granted individual excavation licences (licence numbers AE/08/03–22) and work is currently ongoing to fully investigate and record the sites. Full details of the excavated sites will appear in the 2008 excavations bulletin.