Gary Devlin

Gary Devlin, Discovery ProgrammeGeo-Surveyor (The Discovery Programme)

Gary is a geo-surveyor in the Discovery Programme and his role involves the 3 dimensional recording of all types of Ireland’s field monuments and built heritage. Gary has helped to implement a range of new surveying techniques including terrestrial laser scanning, object scanning, RTI, SFM and drone surveying.

Gary graduated from Bolton St DIT with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geomatics. Following this he worked in the area of GIS with NTL in Dublin. In 2007 Gary moved began working in archaeology where he worked as a surveyor for 2 years with Margaret Gowen and Company. Gary joined the Discovery Programme in 2009 and has worked across a broad range of Discovery Programme and EU funded projects since then.

Current research interest include:

  • Utilizing drone technologies for archaeological site recording
  • Monitoring change and deterioration of archaeological sites using precise surveying methods
  • Community recording of sites and monuments using structure from motion (SfM)
  • High resolution recording of objects using macro photography
  • Introducing HBIM (Historic Building Information Models) as a means to represent heritage buildings


Murphy, M.,Corns, A., Cahill, Eliashvili, K., Chenau, A.,Pybus, C., Shaw, R., Devlin, G., Deevy, A. and Truong-Hong, L. 2017. Developing Historic Building Information Modelling Guidelines and Procedures for Architectural Heritage in Ireland, The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Volume XLII-2/W5, DOI: 10.5194/isprs-archives-XLII-2-W5-539-2017.

Corns, A., Devlin, G, Deevy, A., Shaw, R., Shine, L. 2017 3D-ICONS Ireland – fulfilling the potential of a rich 3D resource, Internet Archaeology 43.
Bennett, I. Devlin, G. Harrington, C., 2016, Corca Dhuibhne 3d. In Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 30, Issue No. 115, Wordwell Publishing, Dublin 17-20

Corns,A., Deevy,A., Devlin,G., Kennedy,L. and Shaw,R. 2015, 3D-ICONS: Digitizing Cultural Heritage Structures, New Review of Information Networking, doi: 10.1080/13614576.2015.1115232

Corns, A., Devlin, G., Dowling, G., Shaw, R. 2015 ‘CARS: Community archaeology remote sensing’. In A.G. Posluschny Sensing the Past; Contributions from the ArcLand Conference on Remote Sensing for Archaeology (Habelt-Verlag, Bonn) 100-102.

Devlin, G. Moore, F. Shaw, R. White, N., 2015, Ogham preserved digitally, 3d technology for a 3d script. In Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 29, Issue No. 112, Wordwell Publishing, Dublin 12-15

Devlin, G. McAtackney, L. 2014, Recording Revolutionary Ireland, recording graffiti in Kilmainham Goal using RTI. In Archaeology Ireland, Vol. 28, Issue No. 108, Wordwell Publishing, Dublin, 32-32