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EIA and Site Assessments

EIA's are carried out in advance of planning all large scale developments above certain thresholds in accordance with type. Site assessments and Archaeological Impact Assessments are often required through planning for smaller developments, particularly those identified as being in areas of archaeological potential.

A wide variety of historical and archaeological sources are accessed to establish the archaeological impact of a scheme. The Record of Monuments and Places is a basic starting point on which all known sites and monuments are listed by the National Monuments Service, Department of the Envrironment, Heritage and Local Government, as well as the list of Protected Structures and the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage. The National Museum of Ireland, the National Archives, the Architectural Archive, sources for aerial photographs and the main institutions in which historic maps can be copied such as Trinity College Map Library are important ports of call for those carrying out EIAs and site assessments. The desktop assessment is usually followed up by a site visit or field walk and often a geophysical survey or watercourse survey will form part of the overall assessment. Geophysical survey may be recommended as a result of the above. Trial testing may be recommended to establish the presence or absence of archaeological layers or features. Development plans are then examined in relation to the assessment results and the level of impact on archaeology will usually be clear.



Judith Carroll & Co Ltd
Archaeological Consultants
Ballybrack Road 
Dublin 18 

Tel: 01 6705067
Mobile: 087-9968819/ 087-3810933
Email: info@judithcarrollandco.ie
Website: www.judithcarrollandco.ie

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