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.
The archaeological excavation at this site began on 1 February 1993 and finished on 15 May 1993. The work was funded by Pierse Contracting Ltd., who at the time were joint developers of the site.
The site is located off Ross Road, and is bounded to the north by a development site to the rear of St. Nicholas Church. Previous work in the immediate area was carried out from 1972 to 1976 by the National Museum of Ireland, under the supervision of Brendan O'Riordain, and in 1992 by Margaret Gowen who carried out a test excavation on the site. When the excavation to which this collection relates was completed a further area of work on the south side of the site (Geneville's Tower) was undertaken by Margaret Gowen.
The purpose of the excavation to which this collection relates was specifically to examine the area for remains of a possible tower and to ascertain whether a wall revealed during earlier exploratory test trenching was the pre-Norman city wall. The remains of a portion of one tower, thought to be Geneval's Tower was found within the excavated area. Also uncovered were the remains of small wooden buildings of 13th & 14th century date as well as a small portion of a substantial 15th century stone house which is thought to have been Genevel's Inns.
Additional excavations were carried out on this site in following years in order to facilitate the construction of a retaining, sub-surface display structure around the remains. This work was carried out under licence to the Office of Public Works (Ref. 93E0128).
Archival History ↴
Transferred by Claire Walsh on 12 August 2009. Photographic material transferred on 30 September 2009.
Immediate Source Acquisition ↴
Content & Structure
Scope & Content: Claire Walsh ↴
This collection contains archaeological excavation records from the site Ross Road/Christchurch Place Block C licence 93E0010, by Claire Walsh for Archaeological Projects Ltd. Includes reports, notes, site notebook, context sheets, correspondence, electronic records, video, Radio Carbon (C14) file, approximately 135 drawings, artefact catalogues, registers, photographs and photographic negatives.
Appraisal Destruction ↴
Collection processed and box lists created by Paul Brett. 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 Claire Walsh for permission to do so.
3 boxes + 1 outsize folder
Material Language Script
Characteristics Tech Req
Microsoft Word & Excel software required to access electronic records
DCAA database and box list available in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room
Archive Web Link →
IE DCLA/DCAA/01/33 Christchurch Place Collection
Descriptive Control Area
ISAD(G): General International Standard Archival Description. 2nd ed. Ottawa: International Council on Archives, 2000.