Archaeology Content

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.

Bodies We Fund

The Heritage Council is a major source of funding for archaeological research in Ireland through its funding for the State’s archaeological research body - the Discovery Programme.

Funding - The Discovery Programme

The Discovery Programme is an independent body and an autonomous archaeological research company which has been to the forefront of progressing high quality archaeological research and technology in Ireland.