An impact assessment will recommend minimum disturbance of an archaeological site, but some disturbance may be unavoidable. Where this is the case we might be called in to investigate ahead of the works. We assemble a team and cost the excavation and the likely specialist work on finds and samples.

The investigations at Dungarvan Castle (Co. Waterford) and Barryscourt (Co. Cork) were carried out over several years, working ahead of an OPW team conserving the monuments. We investigated and recorded material at risk from the works.

Excavations at St Saviours Priory, Limerick, at the former tannery, Dungarvan, and at Gradys Yard and Barronstrand Street, both in Waterford city, investigated the areas still at risk after the developments had been adjusted to cause minimum disturbance.

About Us

We are both on the list of archaeologists eligible for excavation licences. Every archaeological excavation in Ireland needs a licence, issued jointly by the National Monuments Service and the National Museum.

Archaeological Illustration

We illustrate our own reports, and integrate the drawings into the text rather than add them to the end. We draw finds and offer an illustration service to produce publication drawings from site records and objects.

Archaeological Fieldwork

Most of our fieldwork (excavation and survey) is carried out during archaeological impact assessments, or as a follow up, monitoring or investigating areas at risk of being disturbed.


In Ireland I have put work into the Cahir Castle (Co. Tipperary) souvenir guide, and the Barryscourt Castle (Co. Cork) and Scattery Island (Co. Clare) leaflets, all for the National Monuments Service, OPW.

Mobile: 087 8119567
Phone: 051 293399
Knockrower Road,
Co. Waterford,
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