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Old routes to new research: the Edercloon wetland excavations in county Longford

Almost 6,000 years ago a narrow trackway of branches and twigs was laid down on the wet surface of a County Longford bog, signalling the start of a practice that would continue for the following four millennia and would create one of the most remarkable archaeological complexes ever excavated in Ireland’s wetlands.The bog in question lies in the townland of Edercloon, just south of the County Leit…