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

Sign language Interpretation on tablets at OPW Heritage Sites

Minister Harris announced on Saturday January 31st that the OPW is developing a new service for providing sign language interpretation on tablets at OPW Heritage Sites.

UPCOMING EVENTS

17th Medieval Dublin Symposium

16 May, Dublin- Friends of Medieval Dublin present the 17th Medieval Dublin Symposium which will be held at Trinity College Dublin.

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]