Archaeological Monitoring and Excavations

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.