E-mail addresses of archaeological consultants and consultancy firms.
A.C.S. Ltd. -
consultancy company specialising in civil and commercial projects. Based in Drogheda, County Louth, but operating throughout
A.D.S. Ltd -
see Archaeological Development Services Ltd.
AEGIS ARCHAEOLOGY Ltd. -
Archaeological contractors to both the public and private sectors. Established in 1998, Aegis undertakes all types of archaeological
Headquarters in Limerick. ISO 9001:2000 certified (cert no. 2888), the first and only quality assured archaeological
service in Ireland. The company's head office is in Limerick city, but Aegis works throughout the country. Aegis staff publish in
a variety of locations as well as Aegis publishing its own in-house series of excavation reports, the first being Excavation of
a Medieval Ringwork at Ballysimon, County Limerick,
(ISBN 0-9541765-0-2). The home page includes a sequence of time-lapse photographs of the excavation of a skeleton.
ALISON McQUEEN ARCHAEOLOGY -
This consultancy offers both archaeological and architectural assessments and surveys. The website gives a list of services and
contact details, and a gallery of photographs of archaeological and architectural subjects.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY SERVICES : see A.C.S.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Ltd. -
A country-wide archæological consultancy, servicing all archæological requirements for the development sector. Offices
in Dublin, Kells and Belfast.
Contact us at email@example.com or (for Northern Ireland)firstname.lastname@example.org
ARCHAEOLOGICAL DIVING COMPANY Ltd. -
Offers a professional service in underwater, inter-tidal, and riverine archaeology to the private and public sectors, for
development and research interests. The website includes a company profile and details of the services offered, along with a list
of past projects.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECTS Ltd. -
Consultants and contractors to the private and public sectors. Based in Dublin but undertaking work
countrywide. Leading specialists in early medieval sites, medieval urban and rural and post-medieval to modern sites. We undertake
all archaeological tasks - desk studies, pre-planning and pre-development assessments, geophysics, full excavations, finds analysis,
environmental impact assessments, conservation plans etc.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY COMPANY-
Since 2003 this consultancy, with its headquarters in Birr, Co Offaly, has provided archaeological and architectural heritage
services for a variety of public and private developments. The website includes testimonials from satisfied clients.
has extensive experience in all areas of archæological consultancy, including Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA/EIS),
Site Assessments and Planning and Legal Consultations. The website includes articles and summaries on a wide range of excavation
projects, and overviews of areas where numerous recent investigations have taken place.
E-mail: contact Stephen Johnston, senior archaeologist, at email@example.com
AVRIL HAYES ARCHAEOLOGY -
A Limerick-based consultancy offering a full range of services.
BABTIE GROUP LIMITED,
Technical and Management Consultants. Our archaeology section has a proven track record in the following areas:
project design and management, Environmental Impact Assessment, desk based assessments, earthwork and topographic survey, testing
and excavation, building recording, applications of GIS. Contact Jonathan Dempsey 01 6606097.
Judith CARROLL & COMPANY LTD-
Archaeological consultancy, based in Dublin. Carries out excavation, site assessments, monitoring, environmental impact assessments,
surveying and post-excavation services. A small, concise website with a company profile and details of vacancies. Also, for those of
a "politically correct" persuasion, the company's "Health and Safety Statement" can be downloaded!
CARROLL, Miriam -
Licenced Archaeologist based in County Cork. Undertakes all types of archaeological projects including excavation,
monitoring and archaeological impact assessments. Also carries out reports on medieval and post-medieval artefacts (metal, stone
JOHN CHANNING, ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSULTANT -
Reports on excavations at a 6th-century enclosure at Rochfort Demesne and a mediæval cemetery at Ballykilmore, County Westmeath.
Be warned: the website is under construction and currently resembles a post-excavation hut which has been hit by a tornado. With
some patience you will find the components.
CHAPPLE, Robert M. -
professional field archaeologist. Project Manager for Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd. Provides
radiocarbon services including data organisation, and presentation, graphing of results and providing comparative dating from
COLDRICK, Bryn -
Having spent several years working in the area of Environmental Impact Assessment for two major archaeological
consultancy companies, I am now establishing a freelance copy-editing service for Irish archaeologists.
COLLINS, Aisling - Marine Archæologist with HSE 4 and HSE 3 Commercial Diving qualifications.
BA Archæology and Greek and Roman, UCD, Ireland; MA in Marine Archæology, St Andrews University, Scotland.
COLLINS, Tracy -
Archaeologist, Director of Aegis Archaeology Ltd. (see Aegis Archaeology Ltd. for contact details)
CONNACHT ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES-
Based in Enniscrone, County Sligo. In addition to a full range of consultancy services for planning and development, this
company can provide specialist advice on metallurgical remains such as iron slags, crucibles and moulds.
E-mail: (contact via form on website)
COTTER, Eamonn -
Freelance archaeologist based in Co. Cork. Wide range of experience in excavation and surveying. Main interests are
the archaeology of medieval Ireland and the archaeology of buildings, particularly churches and tower houses.
John CRONIN & ASSOCIATES -
Specialising in archaeology, building conservation and heritage management. Offices in Counties Donegal and Cork. A single page, and
rather sparse, but a redesign is promised soon.
COYNE, Frank -
Archaeologist, Director of Aegis Archaeology Ltd. (see Aegis Archaeology Ltd. for contact details)
CRDS Ltd. (Cultural Resource Development Services Limited)-
Archaeological consultancy. Services include all levels of archaeological survey and assessment, from environmental impact
studies to full excavation. Specialist areas of expertise within the company include: medieval architecture, architectural
survey and recording, GPS/EDM surveying, geophysical investigations, underwater archaeology, and geology.
Address: Unit 4, Dundrum Business Park, Windy Arbour, Dublin 14.
Tel: +353 1 2968190, Fax: +353 1 2968195
DE FAOITE ARCHAEOLOGY-
Archaeological consultancy based in Tinahely, Co Wicklow, but operating througout Ireland. A very attractive website. Very compact,
but to the point, with information on services offered and contact details.
DUNNE, Laurence - Archaeologist, Eachtra Archaeological Projects (see below).
EACHTRA ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECTS -
is an archaeological services partnership established in 1996 in the south of Ireland. We have offices in Kerry, Cork and Waterford
but operate throughout Ireland. The range of services offered varies from EIS, through excavation and into post-excavation analysis
of ecofacts. The site includes an on-line journal, Eachtra Journal
published four times a year since January 2009. It includes articles (mainly excavation reports), miscellanea and notices of events,
and an amalgamated index in 'cloud' format, where the size of the letters represents the frequency of occurrence of the word.
Each issue can be downloaded as a PDF file.
EDMOND O'DONOVAN, & ASSOCIATES
is an experienced fully bonded archaeological consultancy, with a track record in the provision of all aspects of
commercial archaeological work. The work ranges from production of reports and commissioning of archaeological
investigations arising from planning and development projects, to heritage related forestry consultation and the
development of cultural advice for private and state sector organisations.
Registered Business Name No. 406409
Address: 77 Fairyhill, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Telephone: 087-1773326 / 01-2865771
ELLIOTT, Ruth. -
Consultant archaeologist based in Athy, Co. Kildare. Archaeological mitigation provided for developments and projects on a
Address: 47 White Castle Lawn, Athy, Co. Kildare.
Telephone: 059 8641257; mobile 087 2077785.
FARRIMOND MacMANUS Ltd. -
We are an Ireland-wide consultancy combining a range of professional archaeological and geospatial services. Archaeological
services include archaeological project management, archaeological impact assessment, pre-development testing/monitoring,
excavation and post excavation, historical background/research, heritage management. Geospatial services include Land/Topographic
surveys, building surveys, 3D laserscanning, GIS project management, GIS data collection, GIS data management and analysis, GIS and
Survey training and support.
Address: 150 Elmvale
Co. L'Derry BT48 8SL.
Tel/Fax: + 44 28 71358005 (Londonderry) +44 28 90650483 (Belfast); Mob: +44 7766528279 (Ciara MacManus), +44 7790001396 (Chris Farrimond).
GALLAGHER, Derek -
Licenced Archaeologist based in Co. Cavan.
Telephone: 086 3828668
Margaret GOWEN & Co. Ltd. (Dublin) -
Archaeological consultants and project managers. A comprehensive website with company profile and details of services. Also
excavation reports and details of publications. Another company which wears its "Political Correctness" on its sleeve, with a
whole page devoted to "Health and Safety"!
HAYDEN, Alan -
Archaeological Projects Ltd are Claire Walsh and Alan Hayden. Consultants and excavators. Interests include
the archaeology of medieval towns, castles, early medieval ecclestiastic sites and early medieval rural settlement and landscapes.
HAYES, Avril -
Senior archaeologist with Aegis Archaeology Ltd. (see Aegis Archaeology Ltd. for contact details)
MARY HENRY ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES Ltd.- We operate in all areas, but predominantly in Munster, South Leinster
and Connaught. Services offered include Archaeological Impact Assessments, Monitoring of Ground Works, Excavation, Built Heritage
Surveys and Heritage Conservation Issues, as well as all matters pertaining to the archaeological and heritage aspects of planning.
Address: 17 Staunton Row, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary.
Telephone: 052 6122355, 087 2470585, 087 2930275.
HEADLAND ARCHAEOLOGY Ltd-
A Scottish firm operating throughout the British Isles, Headland is one of the largest archaeology firms in Europe. Their Irish
offices are in Cork and Galway.
has its headquarters in Carlow, but its lists of projects ranges from Ashbourne, County Meath to Adare,
County Limerick. In addition to the usual information on services offered and contact details, the website gives summaries of these,
and a longer account of the very important Viking burial excavated at Finglas, Dublin.
IRISH ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY -
An archaeological consultancy with offices in Waterford, Wicklow and Belfast.
the Irish Underwater Archaeological Research Team is a group of archaeologists and sports divers, established in
1990 with the aims of investigating and promoting responsible attitudes towards the underwater cultural heritage. IUART runs the
Nautical Archaeology Society training scheme in Ireland and typically conducts several underwater archaeology projects on a volunteer
basis every year. Admission is open to all, including non-divers. More information from the Hon. Sec., Mary Rose Murphy.
KEELEY, V.J. Ltd. -
Founded in 1983, this archaeological consultancy is based in Co Kilkenny but operates throughout Ireland. The website lists some of
the more important projects in which the consultancy has been involved, and also introduces the related underwater archaeological
KEHOE, Helen -
Freelance archaeologist in private sector pre-development archaeological assessments and resolution of mediaeval and post-mediaeval
KEITH, Sian -
Licensed Archaeological Director working freelance in the Public/Commercial sector for planning and development, also available for
maritime work and holder of an inshore commercial diving licence.
KIERAN, Eoghan -
Consultant underwater and terrestrial archaeologist.
KILKENNY ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECT-
Gathering and collating information on all the archaeological surveys and excavations which have taken place in the city of Kilkenny
over the years. The project forms part of the Heritage Council's INSTAR programme. The results have been entered into The Kilkenny
Urban Archaeology Database.
Based in the historic Rothe House, Kilkenny, this consultancy has been providing archaeological services in Kilkenny and the south-east
since 1998. The website includes some interesting descriptions of past projects.
LANE, Sheila, & Associates -
Consultant Archaeologists specialising in Environmental Impact Assessments, pre-planning and planning assessments etc.
LENNON, Anne Marie -
Consultant archaeologist based in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary S.R. etc.
MacDERMOTT, Jacqueline, M.A. - Consultant Archaeologist specialising in Environmental Impact Assessment, historical
research and Irish/UK coin analysis from the Hiberno/Norse period to the present day.
MALLON, Frank - Licenced archaeologist. HSE part 1 commercial diver, commercial dive supervisor. Specializing in
underwater survey, GIS, photography, excavation, preparation of EIS for offshore and subsea projects. Terrestrial work undertaken
includes all aspects of archaeological investigation including EIS preparation, desk based research, monitoring and full excavation.
MARKLEY, Shirley, MA MUBC - Co-director of North West Archaeological Services Ltd and part time lecturer in
archaeology at IT Sligo. Research interests in Industrial Archaeology and buildings from all periods.
MOLONEY, Colm - Director of Headland Archaeology Ltd based in Midleton, County Cork and also in Edinburgh. Available to undertake
all forms of commercial archaeology.
MOORE, Dermot G. - Freelance commercial and research archaeologist. Main research interests include early prehistoric
archaeology with particular reference to lithic technology and its analysis. Other research interests include all forms of
stone-masonry, architecture and early pyro-technology and the geological sourcing of archaeological stone material.
MOORE ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES LTD. - Archaeological consultancy providing nationwide archaeological
and environmental service, including EIS's, flora and fauna surveys, site assessments, excavation etc. 'Our work includes Environmental
Impact Assessments, surveys of terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments (in conjunction with
MOORE MARINE), conservation management planning, ecological landscape design, built heritage and archaeological consultancy and
fieldwork including excavation and specialist services.
MOORE MARINE SERVICES - Moore Marine is Ireland's only fully integrated underwater archaeological, environmental and
hydrographic service provider. We specialise in the provision of services, technical expertise and advice to private industry,
institutions and State bodies regarding impact on and protection of our maritime heritage and environment. Our unique combination of
services means we can undertake a wide variety of projects particularly suited to Environmental Impact Assessments, SEA and pre- and post-development assessment of marine, riverine or lacustrine projects such as pier and harbour developments, dredging programmes, bridge construction, pipeline developments and other major infrastructural schemes.
MUNSTER ARCHAEOLOGY - This pleasantly-designed website includes useful explanations of services such as archaeological
monitoring, testing, excavation etc. In addition to development services, Munster Archaeology also carries out research projects such
as Making Christian Landscapes and The Munster Sweathouse Project
NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES-
Based in Limerick, operating throughout Ireland, this consultancy has carried out excavations both on major road projects and on private
sector developments, especially in urban settings.
Address: 4 Clyde Hill Mews, St. Alphonsus Street, Limerick.
Telephone 061-404920. Fax: 061-409139. Mobile 087-6708613
NORTHERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY LIMITED -
A Belfast-based consultancy. The website gives descriptions of their services, profiles of the staff, and short notes on some past
NUA - Network for Underwater Archaeology -
a network of institutions actively involved in research on underwater
archaeology in Ireland. The website seems to be in need of revision, as few of the internal links still work.
E-mail: RJ.Quinn@ulst.ac.uk (Dr. Rory Quinn)
NUNAN, J.P. - BLACKWATER ARCHAEOLOGY-
Archaeological consultancy based in Charleville, Co Cork. The website gives details of the services offered, and profiles of the staff.
There are explanations of field techniques such as monitoring and testing, and short notes on the some of the company's excavations
and built heritage projects, with links to download .pdf files with more information.
O'CARROLL, Ellen -
Project Director for the excavation/mitigation and resolution of archæological sites on
Bord na Mona bogs through ADS Ltd. Main research interest is wetland landscapes and their associated archæology. Specialist
in the identification and analysis of wood and charcoal: reports include wood from excavations at Carrickfergus and Dublin (Werburgh
St. & Exchange St.)
Ó DROMA, Mick -
Licenced archaeologist. Specialist in the archaeology of Co Cavan.
Offer integrated planning and heritage services. They are fully accredited spatial planning consultants as well as providing
archaeological services. They list a number of previous projects in both the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The website is very
much up to date, referring to 'the current difficult economic conditions in Ireland', in the context of
which they set out their '21st Century Vision'
QUINN, Annette -
Licenced Archaeologist based in County Cork. Undertakes all types of archaeological projects
including excavation, monitoring and archaeological impact assessments. Also carries out reports on medieval and post-medieval
artefacts (metal, stone and bone).
Archaeological Services is a professional development-conscious archaeological consultancy
run by Red Tobin, a licenced archaeologist with over 24 years of experience.
SCALLY, Cormac -
Contract archaeologist based in Belfast. Interests focus on the built environment and include
research, survey and interpretation of archaeological and industrial heritage sites and vernacular architecture.
SCALLY, G. -
Freelance archaeologist engaged in pre-development and pre-conservation excavation. Areas of interest include the architecture, economy
and cross slabs of Early Christian sites most especially those along the western seaboard of Ireland; all aspects of Viking,
Hiberno-norse and medieval settlement.
SEAVER, Matthew -
Archaeological director with CRDS Ltd. Interests include Medieval rural settlement, Bronze-Age settlement, landscape archaeology and
the construction of heritage.
SHANARC ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSULTANCY - Based in Counties Kilkenny and Limerick, this consultancy stresses that it offers
services at very competitive rates. In addition to archaeological services it offers fully accredited BER (Building Energy Rating)
STAFFORD McLOUGHLIN ARCHAEOLOGY -
Based in Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford, this archaeological consultancy provides a full range of services and operates throughout Ireland.
The website gives details of their services and provides contact information.
Address: Bree, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.
Tel. 053-9247425; Catherine McLoughlin 086-3824961, Emmet Stafford 086-8079570
TEMPUS ARCHAEOLOGY - Consultancy offering all archaeological services, based in Craughwell, Co. Galway.
Telephone: 091 876576; Fran Wilkinson 087 2024379.
TIERNEY, John - Archaeologist, Eachtra Archaeological Projects (see above).
TOBAR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES
a Cork-based archaeological consultancy. A well-designed and concise website with a company profile, outline of services, and
contact details. In addition to the usual services such as excavation, monitoring and surveys, Tobar Archaeology also offers
specialist analysis of mediaeval and post-mediaeval bone and antler artifacts, and mediaeval stone artifacts.
TVAS (Ireland) Ltd
A medium-sized archaeological consultancy based in Co Clare. The website explains their services and gives contact details. There
are short descriptions of some of their projects on better-known sites such as Poulnabrone and the Clifs of Moher. Copies of
newspaper articles about the company, and posters displayed at conferences, are available in .pdf format.
WALSH, Claire -
Archaeological Projects Ltd are Claire Walsh and Alan Hayden. Consultants and excavators. Interests include the archaeology of
medieval towns, castles, early medieval ecclesiastic sites and early medieval rural settlement and landscapes.
WILKINS, Brendon - Licensed field director with Headland Archaeology.
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