At the foot of Gallows Hill; investigating the ditches in June 2017.

Last summer we spent a week with Dungarvan Adopt-a-Monument Group cutting a trench at the foot of Gallows Hill, a motte in the suburbs of Dungarvan. The motte was probably a small counter-castle cutting off the landward approach to the medieval town and royal castle of Dungarvan, used for a short while, abandoned, then recommissioned and enlarged as part of the town defences in the 1640s. We hope to return for another week in 2018, to look at the original mound.

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.

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