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

Explore Ireland's Most Famous Heritage Sites in 3D

A new website has been launched featuring 3D images and videos of many of Ireland's most famous heritage sites and ancient monuments.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Burren in Bloom

30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on Wednesdays and Sundays with talks on Tuesdays and...

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]