Fintan Walsh – Board Member, Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland

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    Fintan has over 20 years’ experience in the commercial archaeology sector and in this time has undertaken over 160 licensed excavations, testing exercises and monitoring briefs. He has also project managed numerous large-scale archaeological excavations and projects throughout Ireland with teams in excess of 70 field archaeologists.

    Fintan specialises in project management, report and publication production, editing and post-excavation management. He has widely published his work and has presented the results of this work at numerous conferences.

    He is a full member and sits on the current Board of Directors of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (MIAI) and is a full member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA).

     

     

    Title: What the Construction Sector can expect from an Archaeologist

    Synopsis: Development-led archaeology has been an integral part of the construction sector for decades. From housing estates, commercial outlets, quarries and infrastructure projects, road, rail, wind farm and pipeline corridors, all developments require some form of archaeological assessment. These vary from desk based appraisals through to detailed fieldwork including excavation, depending on the requirements of the Minister, as administered and advised by the National Monuments Service. The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) is the representative all-island organisation for professional archaeologists working in Ireland and Northern Ireland. The aim of the IAI, through the representation of our members, is to advance and strengthen the profession of archaeology in Ireland. We will outline how professional archaeologists work within the construction sector and what should be expected from a professional archaeological service. Active engagement is required with all the stakeholders involved in the management and protection of our archaeological heritage, from the design and planning stage through to completion. The construction sector needs a vibrant and sustainable archaeological profession that contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the entire community.

     

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