From today we’ll be adding the submissions we’ve made to the excavations website to the blog.

From their website:

The database contains summary accounts of all the excavations carried out in Ireland – North and South – from 1970 to 2007. It has been compiled from the published Excavations Bulletins from those years, with a similar format. The Excavations Bulletin was started by Tom Delaney in the early 1970s and was revived by Claire Cotter in 1985. Since 1986 it has been compiled by Isabel Bennett and published by Wordwell, with support from the Office of Public Works, latterly the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. For the years from 1977 to 1984 the Excavation Bulletin was incorporated in the Irish Journal of Archaeology.

We’ll put up all the work we’ve done since 2007 as the remainder are available at the link above. The summaries we publish here will in some cases be a little more detailed than the ones at excavations.ie. In some cases they are likely to be a little uninteresting, but we feel it’s important to communicate as much of our work as we possibly can.

Each summary will be introduced by location, type of work, NGR, known archaeological site and licence number – see example below.

Donnybrook, Dublin 4

Archaeological Testing


DU022-084 (Vicinity of)


Over the next couple of day’s there’s Declan’s work… Starting with testing at RTE.

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