Rubicon Heritage are delighted to have some of their work included in the new Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) archaeological publication ‘Above and Below: The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail’.

Supernatural power dressing in the Early Bronze Age. Ireland’s little-known connections to the Roman world. The underground remnants of Georgian Dublin. All this and more features in the 13 papers published in Above and Below: the archaeology of roads and light rail, which presents the ‘proceedings’ of a nationwide programme of Heritage Week events organised by Transport Infrastructure Ireland in August 2015.

Rubicon Company Director Trish Long, Rubicon Project Archaeologist John O’Connor and noted medieval archaeologist Eamonn Cotter collaborated to produce a chapter on the excavations in medieval Buttevant. Rubicon completed the works on this project earlier this year on behalf of Priority Construction for Cork County Council, during the upgrading of the road, pavements and services.

In the course of the archaeological monitoring a masonry wall and associated street cobbling were identified at the upper end of the town. Excavation indicate the wall represented the north wall of the medieval town with an upright pier appearing to be part of the ‘north gate’ referred to in 1375 follow the link for the Wordwell page to purchase ‘Above and Below: The Archaeology of Roads and Light Rail’. Enjoy the results of transport infrastructure archaeology in Ireland.




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