The projects principal aim is to provide an in-depth analysis of early prehistoric settlement, funerary and ritual activity in eastern Ireland, focusing specifically on the counties of south Dublin, north Wicklow and east Kildare. The intense pace of recent infrastructural development in the region has revealed extensive prehistoric cultural remains. The range, quantity and quality of this new data provide a very important and hitherto untapped dataset for the analysis and understanding of human settlement and the development of early prehistoric social and economic systems within a tightly defined yet diverse landscape. An integrative landscape approach is being used to investigate the rich material culture of the area. Through the examination of sites in relation to each other and their physical landscape, the study will move beyond traditional narratives of the area to provide insight into people’s relationship to place and the varying temporal scales of human occupation during the Neolithic.