Dave Pollock

Investigations at Barryscourt, Co. Cork, carried out for the Barryscourt Trust and the National Monuments Service in the late 1990s, produced remains of a late medieval garden, including a terrace, irrigation, planting holes, and the corner of a raised bed. 

Identifying these features sparked an interest in garden remains of all ages, and a suspicion that garden features were being routinely misinterpreted. My excavation at Barronstrand Street, Waterford, found indications of planting in a medieval friary graveyard.

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
Email: info@waterfordarchaeologist.ie
Knockrower Road,
Co. Waterford,
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