Archaeology

Humans have occupied Ireland for the past 10,000 years, leaving us with a rich legacy of archaeological monuments and landscapes. We work to conserve this unique archaeological heritage.

Welcome to Archaeology

The Heritage Council is responsible for proposing policy, raising awareness, and promoting the conservation of our national archaeological heritage. As defined in the Heritage Act, 1995 [PDF 96KB], archaeology is an area that looks at the human past by examining evidence from the historic environment, artefacts, monuments, buildings, landscapes and seascapes.

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LATEST NEWS

Register Your Event for Heritage Week

Register your event by 7th June for inclusion in our National Heritage Week Guide.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement

22nd-25th August, Clare- The conference will balance sessions of papers with a number site visits, and will stimulate a focused academic debate on the impact of monasticism in shaping the development of the physical environment...

FEATURED INITIATIVE

Historic Towns Initiative
This pilot scheme involves the three historic towns of Westport, Listowel & Youghal. Council and its partners are seeking to combine the conservation of the built & natural heritage through effective urban renewal while maximising the economic value of tourism to the towns.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Buttevant Town Walls Conservation Management and Interpretation Plan

Conservation Plan for Buttevant town wallsDownload the Plan here [PDF 466KB]