Just completed a field trip exploring salt working sites in Leinster and East Ulster. This important coast features many ports of importance to Irish trade (Dublin, Drogheda, Newry); towns servicing substantial hinterlands (Wexford, Dundalk); and fishing villages (Skerries, Balbriggan, Killough) all of which had need for salt. Like many examples on the west coast, the urban sites are largely redeveloped or destroyed and long stretches of this coast seem devoid of documented sites. Nevertheless there was enough to keep us busy and many intriguing leads to follow up. We’ll post some of the more notable sites in the coming weeks.