Dublin City Archaeological Archive/ Islandbridge Mills, South Circular Road, Dublin 8 (99E0674, 02E1473)

Repository: Dublin City Archives

Identity Statement

TitleDublin City Archaeological Archive/ Islandbridge Mills, South Circular Road, Dublin 8 (99E0674, 02E1473)
Archive ReferenceIE DCLA/DCAA/06/03
Web Link to this Entryhttps://iar.ie/archive/dublin-city-archaeological-archive-islandbridge-mills-south-circular-road
Creation Dates1999-2005
Extent Medium2 boxes + 1 outsize folder


Creator(s): Claire Walsh

  • Administrative History ↴

    Claire Walsh is an archaeologist who works in the private sector, predominantly in Dublin, for Archaeological Projects Ltd. She is also an author and has published books on archaeological excavations in Patrick Street, Nicholas Street and Winetavern Street, Dublin and on archaeological excavations of the Anglo-Norman waterfront at Strand Street Great, Dublin. This collection relates to two excavations. The first of these excavations is on the former Bellevue Malt Mills, Islandbridge, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, licence number 99E0674. The second excavation is on 765 South Circular Road, Dublin 8. Both excavations were undertaken on behalf of Danniger Ltd., formerly Zoe Developments Ltd., who sought to develop housing on the sites. The first excavation was undertaken in stages between 8th December 1999 and 30th March 2000. The site lies to the north of the Viking Burials at Kilmainham/Islandbridge uncovered in the late 19th-early 20th century (O'Brien 1998). Despite this however no deposits which predate the establishment of the late 18th century mills on the site were uncovered. Industrial remains of 19th century date were uncovered and excavated. Additional archaeological work on the development site at Mill Island was undertaken in June and September 2000. This consisted of a test excavation of the line of the new access road through the north east side of the War Memorial Park and subsequent monitoring of the initial construction phase of the road. No further deposits or features of archaeological interest were uncovered in any of this work. The second excavation relates to the former Wyeth Chemical Stores, 765 South Circular Road, Islandbridge. Initial test excavation was undertaken in 2002 and the results submitted to Dublin City Council's archaeologist and to Duchas. Further work was undertaken on this site on 11th/12th March 2003, under an extension to the former licence 02E1473. This was to address the nature and extent of late 17th or 18th century deposits on the site, the nature of any earlier structure or revetments to the main millrace, structural evidence of earlier buildings and the extent of disturbance of known and demolished later 18th or 19th century buildings. Work involving the monitoring of piling at the site was also undertaken between September 2004 and June 2005.
  • Archival History ↴

    Transferred by Claire Walsh to Dublin City Archives on 30 September 2009.
  • Immediate Source Acquisition ↴

    Official Transfer

Content & Structure

  • Scope & Content: Claire Walsh ↴

    This collection contains archaeological excavation records from the site Islandbridge Mills, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, by Claire Walsh. Includes context sheets, administrative material, material relating to planning permission, reports, conservation material, drawings and plans, facsimile photographic images, photographs, photographic negatives and slides.

  • Appraisal Destruction ↴

    Permanent Retention
  • Arrangement ↴

    Arranged according to document type.

Conditions of Access & Use

Access Conditions Available to view by public who apply for research card in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
Conditions Governing ReproductionThe terms of the Copyright and Related Acts (2000) allows DCLA to provide photocopies of material for research purposes only. Researchers wishing to publish will be obliged to write to Claire Walsh for permission to do so.
Creation Dates1999-2005
Extent Medium2 boxes + 1 outsize folder
Material Language ScriptEnglish
Characteristics Tech ReqSlide viewer required
Finding Aids DCAA database and box list available in DCLA Reading Room Archive Web Link →

Allied Materials

Publication NoteDatabase of Irish excavations reports, www.excavations.ie

Descriptive Control Area

Archivist NotePaul Brett
Rules/ConventionsISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.
Date of Descriptions40087