Cover of: Digging Up Dublin | Nicholas Maxwell

Digging Up Dublin

A future for our past?

Published by O'Brien Press Ltd in Dublin, Ireland .
Written in English.

About the Edition

A series of essays outlining the threat from development to the mediaeval archaeological remains of Dublin, and proposing possible solutions.

First Sentence

In January of 1979 a number of people connected with the archaeological excavations in Dublin met with the purpose of proposing a solution to problems posed by building development in the medieval city of Dublin.

Table of Contents

How Dublin Grew - Patrick Healy 11
Dublin's Archaeological Problem - Thaddeus C. Breen 25
Excavating in Dublin: what does it mean? - Celie O'Rahilly 33
Archaeology and Development outside Dublin - Kathy Elliott 42
An Archaeological Unit for Dublin? - Gabriel Cooney 51

Edition Notes

The book was written in response to the partial destruction of archaeological remains at Wood Quay, Dublin, at a time when there was little official appreciation of the importance of, or sympathy for, Dublin's archaeological heritage.
Nicholas Maxwell, who had been a site supervisor on the Wood Quay excavation, was the editor of this book. He later went on to found Wordwell, a publishing company specialising in Irish archaeology and history.

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