A River Flood Plain in Prumplestown, Co. Kildare

A RIVER FLOOD PLAIN IN PRUMPLESTOWN, CO. KILDARE

Rubicon Heritage carried out a 3000 m² excavation in the flood plain of the River Lerr as part of the N9/N10 Kilcullen to Carlow road project. A complex logistical and methodological approach was devised to excavate the area while controlling the frequent inundations the site experienced. A series of Iron Age and early medieval brushwood trackways within the floodplain were uncovered. The highlights of the excavation were the discovery of an early medieval wooden tread-trap a Late Iron Age spear shaft and a Bronze Age wooden adze haft.

The Early Medieval Tread-Trap at Prumplestown Lower

The Early Medieval Tread-Trap at Prumplestown Lower