Archaeological Management Services (AMS) brings together a unique multidisciplinary team of archaeologists, project managers and historians.

Founded in 2011 by Ed Danaher, AMS is divided into three service sections: Environmental Impact Assessment, Archaeological Contractor and Project Archaeologist.

Our Irish office is based in Kilrush, Co. Clare. While our UK team is based in York.


In Ireland, AMS is a recognised market leader in undertaking the role of Client’s Representative/Project Archaeologist to a wide range of clients, including public sector and semi-state bodies as well as private developers.

AMS also provides and manages the implementation of archaeological assessments and site works on behalf of our clients across a wide range of development types. Our service offering covers all stages of a development.

Recent Projects include:


AMS Consultancy undertakes EIA work in the UK for a number of major engineering consultancies on a range of developments, including Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

The areas of development range from coastal flood protection, energy,  railways, roads to commercial property.

AMS currently provides Transport Scotland with heritage advice, with director Ed Danaher acting as Transport Scotland’s Cultural Heritage Advisor for trunk road schemes across the country.

AMS also provides geoarchaeological consulting and fieldwork on minerals and infrastructure projects. These includes those in potentially sensitive locations such as the Vale of Pickering, and on designated heritage assets.

An example of one of our recent UK projects is the Cross Tay Link Road.