Background


 

In any form of investigative work, a simple piece of advice is to 'follow the evidence wherever it leads.'  The basis for such advice is appropriate in all manner of human pursuits crime detection, forensics, science.  The area of archaeology is no exception.  Between 2002 and 2006, the construction of the M1 Dundalk Western Bypass revealed much of the area's historical record.  Finds of animal bone, urns, bowls, jewellery and beads provide an insightful glimpse into the manner in which the area developed over thousands of years, ranging from the impact of the first farmers in the Neolithic through to the development of Dundalk as a medieval town in the 13th Century. 

 

This exhibition, funded by the NRA, reveals the secrets of North Louth over a period of 6000 years.