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Fieldwork Opportunities

17th January 2017

IAC are seeking field staff to join us on excavation projects across the country. Please see below for details on upcoming projects.   Dublin City Centre We are looking for site assistants to join us on an urban medieval excavation site in Dublin City Centre (Thomas Street). The excavation is due to run from the Read more…

Heritage Week 2016

16th August 2016

As part of the many interesting events and activities planned around Heritage Week 2016 some of IAC’s directors will be giving talks and taking part in tours.   16th August ‘Before de Riddlesford: Mapping the Proto Manor of Bre 1171-1173′ – 8pm 19th August – Rathmichael School, Shankill, Dublin. David McIlreavy will be discussing some research Read more…

Ulster Scots Archaeological Project – Award Finalist

18th July 2016

The collaborative Ulster Scots Archaeological Project, joint venture between AECOM, IAC Archaeology and Northlight Heritage, was a finalist in the British Archaeological Awards 2016.  It was shortlisted for the ‘Best Archaeological Project’ alongside ‘Westgate Oxford’ and ‘Silchester Town Life Project’. At the award ceremony on 11 July in the British Museum  our project received a ‘Highly Read more…

IAC Archaeology expansion to the UK

1st July 2016

IAC Archaeology in the UK We are delighted to announce that IAC Archaeology have expanded our operations into the UK Market. We have recently opened offices in Manchester and Birmingham to service our existing client base and to develop new business. Reaction has been positive with recent appointment to, and successful completion of, projects in Read more…

A Late Neolithic Timber Circle at Lagavooren 7 Co. Meath

15th June 2016

In the second of a series of articles on excavations undertaken in advance of the Drogheda Bypass (Platin to Oldbridge Section) Fintan Walsh describes a fine example of a late Neolithic timber circle discovered at Lagavooren with similarities to the one at Knowth, 7.5km to the west, in the Brú na Bóinne complex. Lagavooren 7 Read more…

6th/7th Century Burials at Britonstown

28th April 2016

Maeve Tobin delves into the excavation of an early medieval cemetery at Britonstown, Co. Wicklow discussed in the recent issue of the Journal of Irish Archaeology.   In March 1980 three lintel burials were discovered in the front garden of a newly constructed bungalow in Britonstown, Co. Wicklow. These burials, and associated features, were subsequently excavated and Read more…

Iron Age settlement and industry at Platin/Lagavooren 1

15th April 2016

In the first of a series of articles on excavations undertaken in advance of the Drogheda Bypass (Platin to Oldbridge Section) Fintan Walsh briefly discusses an important Iron Age discovery at Platin/Lagavooren 1. This site was directed by Rob Lynch in the winter of 2000/2001   The construction of the Drogheda Bypass in Co. Meath afforded Read more…

Promotion of Associate Directors

18th March 2016

In the context of IAC’s considerable growth in the last two years, the Board of Directors are happy to announce promotions within the management team. Faith Bailey, Tim Coughlan and Fintan Walsh have been appointed as Associate Directors.   Faith joined IAC in 2004 and leads the consultancy team. Her in-depth knowledge of the planning Read more…

A31 Magherafelt Bypass

1st December 2015

IAC have successfully completed an extensive program of archaeological investigations along the route of the A31 Magherafelt Bypass in Co. Londonderry earlier this year. This work was carried out for Mouchel Consulting on behalf of Transport NI. The project involved a ‘Strip&Map’ program, test trenching (278 trenches measuring 5,560 linear metres) and the subsequent excavation Read more…

Heady Days

24th July 2015

Head to Head: Sacrifice V’s Acoustics. Paul Duffy discusses some differing interpretations for a horse skull deposit at Haynestown, Co. Louth. Reading Colm Moriarty’s (2015) recent discussion of buried horse skulls within medieval and early modern clay floors revived a memory which had lain dormant for several years. During excavations at Haynestown in 2008 I Read more…

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