Archaeology

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.

Significant unpublished Irish archaeological excavations 1930-97 website

The Heritage Council commissioned a survey of unpublished excavations for the period 1930-1997 that examined the Heritage Service archive of reports on archaeological excavations. The survey categorised 81 sites as being of national importance and a further 340 as being of regional significance. A website was developed for the project in 2007 which can be accessed from the link below. Please note that since the launch of the website, information on a number of these sites has been published. Details will be appended as they become available.

Click here to view the Significant Unpublished Irish Archaeological Excavations 1930-1997 website