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Moore Group is a multi-disciplinary environmental, planning and heritage resource management consultancy. Our work includes Environmental Impact Assessments (EIS), surveys of terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments, conservation management planning, ecological landscape design, built heritage and archaeological consultancy and fieldwork including excavation and specialist services.

All sectors of the company work closely with one another in order to provide total project solutions. We help clients to achieve the best ‘environmental fit’ for a development and assist in progressing a project through the planning process. Specialist input can be provided throughout all project phases, from feasibility and concept development through to development and post development monitoring.

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    BRONZE AGE SETTLEMENT IN ORANMORE

    BRONZE AGE SETTLEMENT IN ORANMORE

    This post is more from a series of posts on the exciting results of excavations carried out by Moore Group at  Pairc and Clochair, Oranmore, County Galway between 2008 and 2010. A number of sites were excavated in advance of construction of a new supermarket and associated access and other services. This time – a […]

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    STICK PIN

    STICK PIN

    Here’s another find from last year – this one was recovered during a site inspection for some work near Doolin, Co. Clare. It was found by Billy, lying in plain view on a sandy bank beside a limestone pavement. It’s a copper alloy pin with a slight bend at the head and another along the […]

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    GALWAY BRONZE AGE HALBERD

    GALWAY BRONZE AGE HALBERD

    Continuing our series of old posts (to mark our 10th year in business), ones we feel were good, prescient or elicited some good conversation or debate, this post was first published in February 2010. The halberd is now on loan to Galway City Museum and can be viewed on the ground floor. Occasionally we’ve been […]

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    NEOLITHIC POLISHED STONE AXEHEAD

    NEOLITHIC POLISHED STONE AXEHEAD

    Here’s another find – this one’s from 2009 and was recovered during monitoring of excavation works for a park and ride facility at NUI, Galway. Archaeological monitoring at the development site exposed no features of archaeological significance. However the stray find of a Neolithic polished stone axehead recovered from up-cast material from a service trench […]

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    ENNIS PALSTAVE

    ENNIS PALSTAVE

    In light of the Irish Times’ History of Ireland in 100 Objects series, we’re republishing our Ennis Bypass Palstave post. This was the first artefact in our virtual museum and is deep in the bowels of our blog now. So here it is again: We’ve also presented a report on the find including a description […]

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    COIN FROM ORANMORE

    COIN FROM ORANMORE

    Pictured above is the coin recovered from the site at Oranmore – you can read the introduction to the excavation in this post: http://www.mooregroup.ie/2011/02/excavations-at-oranmore/ Found with burial 1, the coin was located close to the left hand of the skeleton indicating that it was deliberately placed with the individual at the time of burial.  After conservation […]

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