The Archaeological Diving
Company Ltd. (ADCO) offers a professional archaeological service
in lake, river, intertidal, and marine archaeology. The company
was founded in 1999 as a specialist company associated with Valerie
J Keeley Ltd, Archaeological Consultancy. The parent company has
been in existence since 1985 and is one of Ireland's leading archaeological
consultancies with an extensive portfolio of clients that ranges
from private developers to county councils and state bodies.
The company employs a fulltime staff that includes a core team
of HSE-certified maritime archaeologists to undertake a range of
different projects simultaneously.
All work accords with Health and Safety regulations
to ensure a safe working environment, and the company is fully
insured for its operations. Dive-work is carried out in compliance
with Regulation 6 of the Diving at Work Regulations 1997, as
set out in the Approved Code of Practice for Scientific and Archaeological
work also complies with STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS: S.I.
No. 481 of 2001: Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Construction)
Regulations, 2001, and Safety in Industry (Diving Operations)
Regulations, 1981: SI 422 of 1981; 2010 SI (Draft), HSA Diving Standards 2010; Code of Practice for inland/inshore diving (Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (Diving at Work) regulations 2008)_DRAFT; Diving at Work Regulations 1997 (UK), ACOP Commercial diving projects inland/inshore, and Scientific and archaeological diving project.
- Environmental Impact Assessment
- Intertidal Survey
- Geophysical Data Interpretation
- Underwater Excavation
- Post-excavation analysis and reporting
ADCO specializes in work that is related to riverbeds and the
coastal zone. The range of projects includes motorway and bridge
schemes, drainage and flood alleviation schemes, marine development,
pipeline and dredging projects nationwide. ADCO is also in a position
to offer professional advice in the area of Maritime Heritage Management.
Valerie Keeley, MA MIAI
Dr. Niall Brady, FSA
Dr. Niall Brady, Licence-eligible archaeologist, HSE Part III
Brian MacAllister, Diving Supervisor, HSE Part II
Rex Bangerter MA, Licence-eligible archaeologist , HSE Part III, Banksman/Slinger
Jimmy Lenehan, Archaeological Assistant, NCVA Part III
Topographic /GIS Surveyor /Draughtsperson
All personnel are Safe-Pass certified.