IAC carried out archaeological testing, geophysical survey and excavation in advance of a retail and residential development in a 57 ha site located at Haynestown and Haggardstown, Co. Louth. A comprehensive program of testing was undertaken over the course of 7 weeks which identified 19 sites of archaeological significance.

Excavations revealed a significant prehistoric landscape which included Neolithic houses, a substantial Bronze Age enclosure, Bronze Age house and burnt mounds and an early medieval souterrain. These discoveries represent an almost continuous tradition of occupation within the development area dating from the early Neolithic all the way through to the early medieval period in an area that was not previously noted for its evidence of prehistoric occupation and therefore makes a valuable contribution to our knowledge of this area during prehistory.