THE APPROACH OF RUBICON HERITAGE TO ARCHIVING AND COMMERCIAL ARCHAEOLOGY IN IRELAND.
During the last 22 years, Rubicon has undertaken a huge range of archaeological projects, ranging from residential and renewable energy developments to larger, more complex schemes, such as flood relief / wastewater schemes and infrastructural improvement schemes.
Rubicon Heritage is very proud that we have achieved recognition of our commitment to the delivery of high quality services by achieving accreditation to the recognised international standards ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001, for Quality, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Management. We are the first archaeological contractor in Ireland and the UK to achieve certification for all three standards together.
We are delighted to announce that we have been approved as members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme! Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with the Scheme and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements.
A Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd employee living on the south coast of Ireland has found ‘The Holy Grail’ while excavating in her garden. The discovery, in close proximity to an Early Christian site with links to the Levant, Crusader Knights Templar, St Patrick and St Columba has the potential to redefine one of archaeology’s most enduring legacies and cure Covid-19 once and for all.
In 2014 Rubicon Heritage were commissioned by Cork County Council to undertake an audit of heritage assets owned by the County Council. The audit was intended to assess a wide variety of these properties by providing an overall background/description of the selected sites and identifying the main heritage characteristics and status/functionality of each. We have compiled a series of blogs based on the information gathered during the audit to highlight a number of the selected sites and the amazing archaeology in County Cork. This week we look at Midleton Library.
A case study of archaeological mitigation of the Clonakilty Flood Relief Scheme
by Jonathan Millar
Flood Relief Schemes are becoming an increasingly necessary and urgent intervention world-wide, as the effects of man-made climate change alter patterns of environmental behaviour and threaten coastal and riverine settlements. Ireland is not exempt with the OPW taking continuous steps to mitigate for the most threatened towns across the country.
In 2014 Rubicon Heritage were commissioned by Cork County Council to undertake an audit of heritage assets owned by the County Council. The audit was intended to assess a wide variety of these properties by providing an overall background/description of the selected sites and identifying the main heritage characteristics and status/functionality of each. We have compiled a series of blogs based on the information gathered during the audit to highlight a number of the selected sites and the amazing archaeology in County Cork.
Located at Glanworth, Co. Cork, 6km northwest of Fermoy and 10km south-southwest of Mitchelstown, Glaworth Bridge crosses the River Funshion on the eastern outskirts of the town, 150m from the Main St and in the shadow of Glanworth Castle. It lies between the R639 at Monadrishane and the R512 at Glanworth. The bridge is a Hump-backed road bridge measuring c. 3.75m in width, constructed in random-rubble limestone with piers built on rock outcrops in river's bed. It comprises thirteen semi-circular arches, generally increasing in width and size towards the centre. The structure has rough limestone voussoirs and low pointed cutwaters on the upstream side only.
Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd are delighted to announce that we have been appointed as the archaeological consultants for the Killaloe Bypass, Shannon Bridge Crossing and R494 Improvement Scheme [Stage (i)-(iv) services] on behalf of Clare County Council. We’ll be doing regular updates as the project progresses so watch this space.
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