Dublin City Archaeological Archive

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Archaeological sketch of two skeletonsThe Dublin City Archaeological Archive [DCAA] was launched in July 2008. This is a Dublin City Council project, managed jointly by Dublin City Archaeology, Dublin City Archives and Dublin City Council’s Heritage Office. The DCAA’s remit is to preserve records arising from archaeological investigations conducted in Dublin City by archaeologists working in the private sector, with special reference to excavations carried out before 2004.

Search or browse the Dublin City Archaeological Archive online.

The Archive is based at Dublin City Library and Archive in Pearse Street.

For further information, a handbook, the Dublin City Archaeological Guidelines, PDF, 2MB provides useful information for the preparation of records for submission to the Archive.


The following collections are now available to view in Dublin City Library and Archive Reading Room.

DCAA.01 Margaret Gowen & Co. Ltd Collection

Margaret Gowen and Company, formed in 1990, was developed as a multi-disciplinary archaeological and heritage consultancy company. It grew to operate on a countrywide basis as an integrated, multi functional organisation of more than 50 core staff by 2006 with environmental archaeology, human and animal osteology and full commercial laboratory. The company participated in the 2007 pilot study which led to establishment of the Dublin City Archaeological Archive.  It entered voluntary liquidation in November 2011, and all of its archaeological archives relating to Dublin City excavations were transferred to the Dublin City Archaeological Archive.

DCAA.02 Helen Kehoe

DCAA.03 Arch-Tech Ltd.

DCAA.04 Irish Archaeological Consultancy Ltd.

DCAA.05 Dr Andrew Halpin

DCAA.06 Claire Walsh