Judith Carroll and Company, Archaeological Consultants (11-13 Anglesea Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2), are a group of professional archaeologists based in Dublin but working countrywide. They offer a wide range of archaeological services to both public and private clients; carrying out excavations, assessments, trial testing and monitoring for developments of all scales. Judith Carroll and Co. have produced a number of publications including "Dublin city: sources for archaeologists" (2003) and reports on excavations at Balrothery, Co. Dublin (2008). Judith Carroll and Co. carry out archaeological investigations under the Planning and Development Acts (2000) and the National Monuments Acts and Amendments (1930-2004).
This collection encompasses a number of archaeological investigations carried out in Dublin city by Judith Carroll and Co. Ltd. in 1993 and 1996. It includes the following sites:
93E0159 - Echlin Street
Trial trenching for preparation of an archaeological assessment report was carried out for proposed development of Echlin St./No. 42 James St., Dublin 8, in September 1993. There were no archaeological layers, features or finds from the site.
96E0183 - Howth Road, Raheny
The trial excavation was carried out in June 1996 for Cahill Motors, Raheny. The site is only about 20m north of the enclosure of a medieval church, which would probably have been the nucleus of a medieval ecclesiastical centre. How early this site might have been is not known for certain, though tradition associates the original foundation with St Assam, a disciple of St Patrick. Initial testing, consisting of two trenches, took place in areas to be disturbed by the development. In Trench 1 was found a section of a V-shaped feature which may possibly be a truncated ditch.Though the nature of this feature is not known, it is significant in that it links up with, and is fairly similar in shape to, a ditch found by Leo Swan during roadworks in 1970. This ditch was interpreted by Swan as being the outer enclosure ditch of the medieval ecclesiastical site of Raheny. However there are other boundary and defence features of which such a ditch could form a part. Both medieval and post-medieval pottery were found.
96E0367 - 66 Dame Street
The site is situated on the east bank of the Poddle, where medieval settlement would be expected, outside the city walls. Three trial-trenches were cut, yielding dark, organic, silty soil below the rubble layer. No finds or features came to light in two of the trenches, but a wall, which may have been a drain, came to light in the third trench.
Archival History ↴
Transferred by Judith Carroll to Dublin City Archives 26 February 2014
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Judith Carroll and Co Ltd ↴
This collection contains archaeological records from sites in Dublin City excavated by Judith Carroll & Co. Ltd. in 1993 and 1996. The collection consists of the records of three sites: 930159 Echlin Street, 96E0183 Howth Road, Raheny and 96E0367 66 Dame Street. Includes administrative material, reports, plans and photographs.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
Arranged according to document type and by individual site. Records arranged by site, rather than by document type where very few records are included.
Conditions of Access & Use
The collection will be made available for public research in February 2017, three years after the donation date. During the closure period the collection will be made available for research only to members of Judith Carroll and Co. Ltd. or to person/s nominated by them in writing and the Terms of Membership of DCLA, including photocopying charges, will apply to all such persons.
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 Judith Carroll and Co. Ltd. for permission to do so.
Material Language Script
Box list available on DCAA database in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room
Archive Web Link →
Database of Irish Excavations Reports, www.excavations.ie.
Descriptive Control Area
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.