Archaeological consultancy

in Northern Ireland

In order to deliver quantifiable results, our range of services to the people of Northern Ireland have been developed to directly support our clients’ ever-increasing need to deliver progressive and innovative developments.

About Us

Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd was established in 1997 and is Northern Ireland’s longest established archaeological consultancy providing a comprehensive range of archaeological services to the public and private sectors. We pride ourselves on our in-depth knowledge of the archaeological requirements of Northern Irelands planning process. Our team of experienced, qualified archaeologists are able to provide services for both small and large-scale developments. NAC is registered with Constructionline, is Safe-T-Cert accredited, corporate member of the Institute for Archaeologists of Ireland and the Federation of Archaeological Mangers and Employers.

All staff hold CSR cards and are emergency first aid at work trained and our project managers are IOSH certified in Managing Safely in Construction. We have worked all development types from single dwellings to large scale housing schemes, schools, churches, graveyards, quarries, windfarms, solar farms, pipelines and road schemes.

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Heritage Consultancy

Understanding how development might affect archaeological remains is a requirement of the planning process. Our experience in this field allows us to identify and provide guidance on archaeological issues at an early development stage.

The team at Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd have established long-lasting relationships with a wide variety of clients, many of whom view us as an integral part of their team.

Desktop Assessment, Programme of Works & Site Evaluations

Local council planning authorities can require an archaeological evaluation to clarify the extent, nature and the quality of archaeological remains on a proposed development site before granting planning or archaeological conditions attached to approved planning permissions. In either case this would require a desktop assessment, programme of works and site evaluation to be undertaken.

Excavation

After planning consent has been secured, there may be a requirement for archaeological mitigation works to offset the impact of the development. The extent of archaeological mitigation required by a local council authority will vary depending on the character of the archaeological site.

NAC‘s experienced team of archaeologists regularly deal with a full range of archaeological mitigation works. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver results on schedule, provide regular and informed client communication and consultation, and a professional and impartial approach to ensure the cost-effective discharge of planning obligations.

Meet our team of archaeologists

Established since 1997, our team of archaeologists provide a range of services to both the public and private sector. From surveys and excavation to post excavation analysis, our in-depth knowledge of the archaeological requirements of Northern Ireland's planning permission enables us to provide services for both small and large scale developments.

Our team of archaeologists are highly experienced and can guide you through all aspects of the archaeological process.

Meet our team of archaeologists

Established since 1997, our team of archaeologists provide a range of services to both the public and private sector. From surveys and excavation to post excavation analysis, our in-depth knowledge of the archaeological requirements of Northern Ireland's planning permission enables us to provide services for both small and large scale developments.

Our team of archaeologists are highly experienced and can guide you through all aspects of the archaeological process.

Stephen Gilmore

Stephen Gilmore

Company Director

Stephen graduated from Queens University in 1990, since graduation he worked as a field archaeologist in commercial archaeology. Moving up the ranks to become a site director, he was a co-founder of NAC in 1997.

Stephen is our Health and Safety Officer, ensuring our team and our sites are safe at all times. Stephen is a member of the Chartered Institute of Field Archaeologists, the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and holds an IOSH certificate in Managing Safely in Construction.

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Alan Reilly

Company Director

Alan graduated from Queens University in 1994 and has worked in the commercial archaeology sector ever since. He was a co-founder of NAC and specialises in all aspects of archaeological impact assessment work before, during and after the planning process.

Alan is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland and holds an IOSH certificate in Approved Safety for Senior Executives.

Jonathan Barkley

Jonathan Barkley

Projects Manager

Jonathan graduated with a degree in archaeology from Queens University in 2003 and worked as a commercial archaeologist since graduation. He has been a site director since 2007, directing some of our biggest excavations.

Jonathan is a ceramic specialist in post-medieval ceramics and is heavily involved with our flagship publication department. Jonathan is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and holds his CSR for Civil Engineer Site Supervisor.

Ross Bailey

Ross Bailey

Desktop Specialist

Ross graduated with a degree in archaeology from Queens University in 2006.

Ross started work with NAC as a field archaeologist, he is now a licenced site director and our lithics specialist. He is a senior member of our archaeological impact assessment team, a geomatics expert and digital illustrator. Ross is a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.

Learn more about how our archaeologists can help

Call Northern Archaeological Consultancy Ltd on 028 9031 4875 today!