Day 19 – The excavation ends

Day19Stones
The ranging rod on the left rests on the flat bottom of the ‘great pit’, after as many stones as could be safely removed were taken away.
Day19PostEx
Post-ex begins! The work will continue after the digging stops. Here Penny Johnston shows a book on Cursuses. A lot of study of comparable sites in Britain and Ireland lies ahead.
Day19OBrien
OPW’s John O’Brien with his daughter Clare after their visit to the site. Here they can be seen with co-director Matthew Stout enjoying a cup of coffee at the Newgrange Farm restaurant.
Day19BM
Barry Drinan and Marie Bourke enjoying our end of excavation soirée in the lovely grounds of the Newgrange Farm picnic area.
Day19Group
The soirée from the west.
Day19Group2
The soirée from the east.
Day19TSHirts
Sporting the commemorative T-shirt are Mattison, Richard, Donal, Matthew and Sadhbh.
Day19LiamOC
Enjoying the soirée are Fionbarr Moore, Caitríona Devane, Kieran Campbell and Liam O’Connor (seated).

Author: Matthew Stout

Lecturer, School of History and Geography, St Patrick's Campus, DCU

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