Today was action packed with many distinguished visitors to the site. We were delighted to welcome back to Newgrange, geophysicist, Joanne Leigh and her team (Susan Curran of UCD and Rhonda McGovern) who actually discovered the site we are excavating in 2015. Her team marked out this vast site on the ground with colourful flags as a useful guide for the excavation. Dr Steve Davies from the Archaeology Department, University College Dublin, jumped into the southern end of the trench and helped the team investigate the subsoil gravels where we hope to uncover a large pit identified in the geophysics. In the middle of the trench Edward Lynch (formerly of Sligo IT), Billy Sines (UCD) and Mattison Interian (Notre Dame University) have been uncovering a charcoal rich area of pits in the middle of the sites that is producing slag and iron fragments. In the afternoon Billy started sectioning one of these pits, which produced charcoal for dating and environmental evidence in the upper fill. Donald Murphy and Ian Russell came by with a metal detector for us, for which we are very grateful. Thanks guys. We were also delighted to welcome Gerry Kelly of LMFM fame to the site who interviewed members of the team. We should be on the radio tomorrow afternoon c.2.00 pm so tune in to 95.8 LMFM!