Lanscaper and Geophysical Services

Publications & Presentations

We have been involved with many exciting geophysical discoveries and regard publication and public presentation of results as a part of most projects we carry out. We have published and presented our results in books, journals, magazines, field guides, websites, on video and in radio and TV programmes. We are keen to collaborate with clients in jointly publishing and presenting the results of commissioned surveys.

Please see the following for a complete list of publications and presentations:

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Some of our publications, illustrating the range of projects and publications we have contributed to, are shown below:

Above and below

Barton, K. 2015. Above and below: Community engagement in remote sensing in Ireland. in A. G. Posluschny (ed), Sensing the Past; contributions from the ArcLand Conference on Remote Sensing for Archaeology,96-97. Habelt-Verlag: Bonn.

Lasers, Cameras, Action

Brady, C. and Barton, K. 2014. Lasers, Cameras, Action! Archaeology Ireland, 28 (1), 39-42. Wordwell : Bray.

geophysical investigations and LiDAR analysis

Brady, C., Barton, K. and Seaver, M. 2013. Recent geophysical investigations and LiDAR analysis at the Hill of Slane, Co. Meath. Ríocht na Mídhe, XXIV, 134-155. Records of Meath Archaeological and Historical Society. ISSN 0461-5050.

Lidar survey in the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage 


Davis, S., Brady, C., Megarry, W. and Barton, K. 2013. Lidar survey in the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site in Opitz, R. and Cowley, D. (eds) Interpreting Archaeological Topography, 18, 225-239. Oxbow Books : Oxford.


Quaternary Association publication on Roscommon and South Sligo.

Barton, K., 2012. Application of some remote sensing techniques in the exploration and interpretation of Rathcroghan Mound and its environs, Tulsk, Co. Roscommon in B. Stefanini & G. McGlynn (eds.) Roscommon and South Sligo; Field Guide 30, 40-46. Irish Quaternary Association : Dublin. ISBN:978-0-947920-46-3.

Newgrange Passage 

Tomb. Archaeology Ireland

Barton, K., Pašteka, R., Zahorec, P., Papco, J. & Brady, C. 2011. In search of hidden chambers at Newgrange Passage Tomb. Archaeology Ireland, 25 (4), 11-12. Wordwell : Bray.

Boyne Valley 

Landscapes Project

Barton, K., Brady, C. and Seaver, M. 2011. Some Geophysical Survey Methodologies for Archaeological Research in the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site, County Meath, Ireland. 'Near Surface 2011' 17th European Meeting of Environmental and Engineering Geophysics, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, University of Leicester, England, 13th September 2011. Conference Proceedings & Exhibitors Catalogue. D11. CD-ROM, ISBN 978-90-73834-15-6. EAGE : Houten.

Boyne Valley 

Landscapes Project

Barton, K. 2010. Geophysical Investigations in S. Davis, W. Megarry, C. Brady, H. Lewis, T. Cummins, L. Guinan, J. Turner, C. Gallagher, T. Brown and R.Meehan. Boyne Valley Landscapes Project: Phase III Final Report 2010. Heritage Council, Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research (INSTAR) Programme 2010, 91-129. Unpublished


Archaeology and Human Memory

Brockman, A. and Barton, K. 2009. Air Photographs, Military Archaeology and Human Memory: A Case Study from South East London in B Stichelbaut, J Bourgeois, N Saunders & P Chielens (eds.). Images of Conflict: Military Aerial Photography & Archaeology, 221-240. Cambridge Scholars Publishing : Newcastle.

Advanced Ground 

Penetrating Radar

Barton, K., Stenvik, L. & Birgisdottir, B. 2009. A Chieftain"s Hall or a Grave: Ground Penetrating Radar in an Archaeological Geophysics Survey to Target the Excavation of a Cropmark near Stiklestad, Nord-Trondelag, Norway in R. Gómez Martin, A. Rubio Bretones, S.G. Garcia, M. Fernández Pantoja & C.M. de Jong van Coevorden (eds.) Proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Advanced Ground Penetrating Radar IWAGPR2009, 27th - 29th May 2009, University of Granada, Granada, Spain, 159-164. ISBN : 978-84-692-2661-2.

Secrets of the 

Stones : God

Barton, K., Bonsall, J & Gimson, H. 2009. Secrets of the Stones : God"s Architects. Contributors and participants on archaeological geophysical surveys at Clonmacnoise in a documentary in RTE Factual Series. Transmitted 4th May 2009. 52 minutes, RTE, Cork.

Archaeological and 

Geophysical Survey

Waddell, J., Fenwick, J. & Barton, K. 2009. Rathcroghan, Co. Roscommon: Archaeological and Geophysical Survey in a Ritual Landscape. Wordwell : Bray

Association of Geologists and 


Barton, K., Bonsall, J. & Gimson, H. 2007. The role of archaeological geophysics in development-led housing, road and tourism projects in Ireland. Securing the Future : 69th European Association of Geologists and Engineers Conference and Exhibition, 11-14 June 2007, ExCeL, London. Extended Abstracts & Exhibitors' Catalogue, P105. CD-ROM, ISBN 978-90-73781-54-2

Mining Heritage 

Trust of Ireland

Barton. K. 2006. Topographical and Geophysical Surveys at Tankardstown Mine, Bunmahon, County Waterford. Journal of the Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland, 5, 2005, 15-22. MHTI : Dublin.

Roscommon - Archaeological 


Barton, K. and Fenwick, J. 2005. Geophysical investigations at the ancient royal site of Rathcroghan, County Roscommon, Ireland. Archaeological Prospection, 12, 1-16.Wiley.

Large Scale Inshore Resource 


Parsons, A., Barton, K., Berry, A., Brown, C., Curtis, J., Emblow, C., Hartnett, M., Nash, S. & Rooney, S. 2004. Feasibility Study on the Establishment of a Large Scale Inshore Resource Mapping Project, NDP Marine RTDI Desk Study Series DK/01/007, 224pp. Marine Institute : Galway.

Encyclopedia of Ireland

Barton, K.J. 2003. Geophysical survey in B Lalor (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Ireland, 435. Gill & Macmillan : Dublin.

National Roads Authority

Barton, K.J. 2002. Terrestrial and waterborne geophysical survey for road schemes in J O'Sullivan (ed.) Archaeology and the National Roads Authority; Proceedings of two seminars in 2002 on provisions for archaeological work within the national roads programme. Monograph series No 1, 69-80. National Roads Authority : Dublin.

Centre for Maritime 


Quinn, R., Rooney, S., Barton, K., O'Hara, D. and Sheehan, K. 2001. An integrated marine geophysical investigation of the La Surveillante wreck-site in C Breen (ed.) Integrated Marine Investigations on the Historic Shipwreck La Surveillante, Centre for Maritime Archaeology Monograph Series No 1, 45-53. University of Ulster : Coleraine.

Mayo through the Millennia

Brett, J. and Barton, K. 2000. Mayo through the Millennia; Landscape, Archaeology and History. Conference website.

Archaeology Ireland

Fenwick, J., Brennan, Y., Barton, K. and Waddell, J. 1999. The magnetic presence of Queen Maeve. Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 13 (1), 8-11. Wordwell : Bray.

Mayo Abbey

Brett, J., Barton. K. & McLoughlin, C. 1998. Mayo Abbey; Building a Future from the Past. Co-script writer and participant. PAL Video, 24 minutes. Ward Clements & Co Ltd, Glasgow.


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