Resident Archaeologist - Closing Date 23rd April 2024

Limerick City and County Council invites applications from suitably qualified persons, who wish to be considered for inclusion on a panel from which temporary vacancies for Resident Archaeologist may be filled throughout the lifetime of the panel.

Project Background

Shannon-Foynes Port is a designated Tier 1 Port of national significance under the National Ports Policy, located on the southern bank of the River Shannon, approximately 36 km downstream (west) of Limerick City. The purpose of the Foynes to Limerick Road (including Adare Bypass) is to significantly improve the road connection to Shannon-Foynes Port and to relieve traffic congestion on the national road network in central County Limerick. In doing so, the project will be implementing the EU TEN-T (Trans-European Network - Transport) Regulation in County Limerick with respect to both the Core Network Route to Shannon-Foynes Port and the Comprehensive Network Route from Attyflin, east of Adare, to Rathkeale.

The road development will be 35 km in length and will provide a motorway from Attyflin to Rathkeale and a dual carriageway from Rathkeale to the port of Foynes. The expected duration of this specific purpose contract is five years.

Pre-construction enabling works for the project commenced in November 2023. These include hedge/tree clearance, fencing and archaeological geophysical survey. Stage (i)-(iv) Archaeological Consultancy Services commenced in March 2024.

The project comes under the Code of Practice for Archaeology agreed between the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and TII (2017). TII has assigned a Project Archaeologist to the project.


Resident Archaeologist
€70,582 - €79,202 per annum, inclusive of LSIs.
Annual Leave
30 days per annum.
Hours of Work
The working hours at present provide for a five day, thirty five hours working week, hours may vary from time to time.
Application Process

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to no later than Tuesday, 23rd April 2024.

An official application form must be completed in full by the closing date for the competition.  Please note that amendments to the application form will not be accepted after the closing date.  CV’s will not be accepted in lieu of an application form.

Please send your application from an e-mail address that you will review regularly as communication during the assessment/selection period will only be through that e-mail address.  Please also ensure that you regularly review your spam/junk email folder as occasionally your email service provider may direct emails to that folder.




Application Form
Briefing Document