Archaeological remains are a non-renewable resource and so it is essential that they are properly safe-guarded and managed. Cork City’s archaeology is protected through the planning process.
The City Council recognises the archaeological assets of the city and the protection of this heritage is facilitated in its current Development Plan 2009-2015.
Cork City Council employs an Archaeologist in the Planning and Development Directorate. The duties and responsibilities of the Archaeologist include:
Licensed archaeological testing, monitoring and excavation
Maintenance of a paper and photographic archive and database
Special studies and projects
Public lectures, publicity and promotion
Cork City Archaeologist,
Planning and Development Directorate,
Cork City Council,
Tel. 021 4924705
Fax. 021 4964712