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Archaeological & Cultural Heritage Consultants

We are a trusted archaeological consultancy based in Dublin and operating nationally. Working in close partnership with planners, architects, engineers, developers or resource managers, we provide cost-effective, practical solutions to help our clients achieve planning compliance and protect and enhance our archaeological heritage.



We were established in 2009 and quickly became a leading provider of quality archaeological and cultural heritage services. Nearly 15 years later we are still here because our clients know we are focused on delivering their projects.


Completed Projects

… and counting! Our work has brought us all over Ireland, from Wattstown, Co. Londonderry to Annascaul, Co. Kerry and hundreds of places in between. It doesn’t matter where you are or what your project is, we can help.

6+ Staff

Our expertise

Archaeology isn’t just excavation. We are also experts in historic building survey, CAD & GIS, archaeological geophysics, remote sensing, topographical survey, 3-D photogrammetry and laser scanning (LiDAR) and human & animal osteology.

We are Archer Heritage Planning

Aidan O’Connell BA MIAI MIFA
+353 87 3938482
Ciaran McGuinness CPA MBA
+353 87 9830910
Rob O’Hara PhD MSc MA
+353 87 2968309
Maeve McCormick BA, MSc MIAI
+353 87 9782677
Bart Korfanty BA MA
+353 85 1681733

What our Customers have to say

I have no hesitation in recommending Archer Heritage Planning for archaeological services. The company are reliable and adept at problem solving. A complex site with inherent logistic problems for soil removal was resolved with excellent results.

Orla ScullyProject Archaeologist for Waterford City Council

I found Archer Heritage Planning to be professional and thorough, anticipating and solving problems and providing a comprehensible report. Everything moved along smoothly and as agreed.

Ray ConwayFingal County Council

Archer Heritage Planning completed a comprehensive investigation and report that addressed all of the issues raised by the Planning Authority. They worked to a tighter times-cale than that proposed by other tenderers. We would welcome the opportunity to work with AHP again.

Esmonde O'Briain, DirectorO'Briain Beary Architects

Archer efficiently delivered a range of services on this important site, working closely with the design team to complete archaeological excavations, laser scans and aerial survey

Evelyn Graham, ArchitectKilkenny County Council