Meenwaun Wind Farm, Banagher, Co. Offaly

AMS undertook the archaeological monitoring and test excavations for the Meenwaun Wind Farm outside Banagher in County Offaly on behalf of Roadbridge. A number of archaeological features were revealed and excavated, and a Neolithic stone axe was recovered. This axe turned out to be a fascinating object with a long history. It probably broke during use, and was then passed down through the generations until finally being deposited at the edge of a small stream or lake edge. It is intended to publish an article about this unusual find in Archaeology Ireland in the near future.