Arch-Tech Ltd. is an archaeological consultancy providing a full and comprehensive service including: assessment of planning conditions, impact studies, test-excavation, full-scale excavation, and post-excavation. They offer both archaeological planning and architectural conservation advice within one practice. The company was established in 1992 by archaeologist Leo Swan and conservation architect Timothy Foley.
The archaeological excavation on this site began on 13 September 2004 and was completed on 7 December 2004. The excavation was undertaken in response to Condition No 16. of the Notification of Grant of Planning Permission from Dublin City Council (Planning Ref. 1730/03) dated 17 November 2005 and the subsequent recommendations by the City Archaeologist with Dublin City Council (dated 10 June 2004). The excavation was carried out on behalf of Sherborough Enterprises.
The site is located on the corner of New Street and Fumbally Lane, Dublin 8. An Archaeological Assessment and Impact Statement for the site was carried out by Ms. Teresa Bolger, Margaret Gowan & Co. before the excavation (report dated 09 June 2004).
This excavation was situated on the western side of New Street and on the eastern side of the River Poddle. Five phases of activity were identified on the site. The first phase dated to the medieval period and reflected the site prior to its development. The second phase, later medieval, saw the establishment of extensive tanning activity. Tanning activities continued through the third and fourth phases, dating to the early and mid post-medieval periods respectively. The fifth phase, later post-medieval period, saw the transformation of the site area into residential and industrial buildings, gardens and lane-ways.
Archival History ↴
Transferred by Antoine Giacometti, on behalf of Arch-Tech, to Dublin City Archives, 28 August 2009. Further accession Feb 2014.
The collection contains archaeological excavation records from the site 48 New Street South, Dublin, directed by Antoine Giacommetti. Includes registers, timber sheets, context sheets, site notebooks, reports, administrative documentation (excavation licences, correspondence, blue prints), reports, conservation records, photographs, electronic records and plans.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
Collection processed and box lists created by Paul Brett. Further processing and listing by Noelle Mitchell Jul 2014. Arranged according to document type.
Conditions of Access & Use
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 Reproduction
The 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 Antoine Giacometti for permission to do so.
5 boxes, 1 outsize folder + 5 CDs
Material Language Script
Characteristics Tech Req
Computer and specific software required to access electronic records
DCAA database and box list available in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room
Archive Web Link →
Descriptive Control Area
Paul Brett; Noelle Mitchell
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.