Tamlyn McHugh

Owner, Consultant Archaeologist

Tamlyn McHugh BA MA MIAI is a Sligo based licenced archaeologist and a member of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland.


She has worked as a professional archaeologist in Ireland for 15 years since graduating from University College Cork with a BA (Hons) in Archaeology and an MA (Hons) in Methods and Techniques of Archaeological Practice. Tamlyn has a wide variety of archaeological experience working at senior level both in the public sector as an archaeologist for Mayo County Council and as a consultant archaeologist in the commercial sector.

Since 2017 she has been delivering Field Monument Advisor/Community Archaeology Services on behalf of Sligo County Council and the Heritage Council.

Tamlyn is a part time lecturer in archaeology at St. Angela's College Sligo, a college of NUI Galway.


Tamlyn also has experience working in Heritage Tourism in a variety of heritage centres and museums in both Ireland and the UK.  


She is Chairperson and founding member of the Friends of Sligo Gaol heritage group. She is also Vice President of the Sligo Field Club.

Ciarán Davis

Field Archaeologist


"We found that Fadó Archaeology were very helpful and flexible. The considerable paperwork was undertaken efficiently and well by Tamlyn.


She suited the builder's work programme; and made it cost effective. I would recommend her to any other community groups or people with on-site supervision requirements."

J. W. Lyons & Assoc.,

Conservation Consultant on North Transept St Paul's Church Collooney.

"We used the services provided by Tamlyn McHugh of Fadó Archaeology at the initial stages of our self-build in Sligo. Whilst digging the foundations, it was a requirement of the local authority to have an archaeologist on site to supervise the excavations.


After a consultation with Tamlyn, we arranged the dates the work would commence and with her expertise, we finalized the plans for excavation. Tamlyn was very flexible with her work schedule as the work progressed into the weekend.


She completed a comprehensive report in a timely manner as agreed and we submitted it to the local authority. The whole process was seamless. We would highly recommend Tamlyn".

James and Karen McManus

Woodville Road, Sligo.


"Tamlyn has been employed by Drumcliffe Church of Ireland Select Vestry as a licence elligble archaeologist for projects at the church and graveyard requiring Ministerial consent.


Tamlyns work has been to a very high standard throughout. She has produced timely reports and was a pleasure to work with".

Drumcliffe Church of Ireland Select Vestry

Ciarán Davis is a Field Archaeologist with experience in commercial excavation, monitoring and geophysics. He has worked on excavations on the N5 in Co. Mayo, the N4 in Co. Sligo and Castlebar, Co. Mayo.


He spent a year working all over Ireland, North and South, as a geophysical technician. He has also worked as a monitoring archaeologist on road upgrade works, water mains upgrade works and on windfarm works throughout the Northwest.


He graduated from the Institute of Technology, Sligo in 2016 with a Level 8 honors degree in Applied Archaeology. Ciarán is an active responder with Sligo/Leitrim Mountain Rescue Team and is also a member of Friends of Sligo Gaol, a voluntary community group dedicated to the conservation of the historic Sligo Gaol.

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