Archaeology & Development: Guidelines for Good Practice for Developers

Archaeology & Development: Guidelines for Good Practice for Developers

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

These guidelines aim to produce a better understanding of the needs of archaeology in Ireland and to improve co-operation between developers (with their consultant archaeologists, architects, engineers and planners) and the statutory authorities in protecting the archaeological heritage.

They are intended to be complementary to the published policies of the government on the protection of the archaeological heritage and are not a substitute for the need for published guidance to planning authorities from the central government on archaeology in the planning process. The guidelines are in technical rather than legal terms, in order to help improve professional practice and procedures.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): The ICOMOS Irish Committee Consortium
Review of Archaeological Assessment & Monitoring Procedures in Ireland

Review of Archaeological Assessment & Monitoring Procedures in Ireland

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This study was undertaken as a first step in developing guidelines on how assessment and monitoring in archaeology should be undertaken in the future. 

There has been a dramatic increase in testing and monitoring in the last number of years, 94.5% of all licensed test excavations and 93% of monitoring have occurred since 1990. The study is based on audits and quality assessments of a sample of recent monitoring and assessment reports and on consultations with professional archaeologists involved with the authorisation and execution of testing and monitoring investigations. The results of this study showed up many problems with both monitoring and testing procedures and reporting.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council