Red River Archaeology sponsor IARSS 2019

Red River Archaeology are proud to sponsor the 22nd annual Iron Age Research Student Symposium hosted at Cardiff University.

The Iron Age Research Student Symposium (IARSS) is an annual event for researchers studying the Iron Age. This year’s event is organised and hosted by postgraduate students from Cardiff University’s Archaeology department from the 29th of May to the 1st of June.

Red River Archaeology have a regional office in Cardiff and have fostered close links with the Unviersity. We are proud to sponsor this event and are the only commercial archaeological company to do so. We believe this symposium provides an excellent opportunity for the next generation of archaeologists to highlight their talents and gain valuable experience.

Red River Archaeology! A new chapter for Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd in the UK

As with the majority of pro-active businesses operating in the shared market of Britain and Ireland, Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd has been monitoring the on-going Brexit negotiations and has determined that significant changes are required in order to de-risk the sustained development and growth of the company within the new emerging economic environment. We have restructured our business to create two distinct operating companies which will operate within the restructured political and economic jurisdictions which will emerge later this year. This strategy will protect the fantastic track record we have built in Britain and Ireland and allow us to develop and strengthen the services we offer to our clients on both sides of the Irish Sea.

Red River Archaeology Ltd, a new UK registered company commenced operations in March. Where possible, existing contracts will be novated or sub-contracted from Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd to Red River Archaeology Ltd. The new company will be under the directorship of Mark Collard, Dave Gilbert and Claire Shepherd and our UK based staff will move over to the new UK company. So business as usual with a new name and logo!

Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd will continue to trade in Ireland but will no longer procure new projects outside of the EU. Existing contracts in Britain will be honoured and completed. Rubicon Heritage Services Ltd will be served by a board of Patricia Long, Ross Macleod and Bernie Carney.


Both companies are wholly owned subsidiaries of Red River Archaeology Group Ltd which is an Irish Registered Company. Red River Archaeology Group Ltd will provide overall strategic direction and other core services to the operating companies in the UK and Ireland. The board of the Group Company will continue to be Chaired by John Bowen with Colm Moloney acting as the Group CEO.