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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.

INSTAR Web Archive

An outcome of the Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research (INSTAR) Programme, the INSTAR Web Archive is one of the most important online Irish archaeological information resources currently available. It allows easy access for both professionals and the general public to the most recent archaeological research, which has been supported through the INSTAR Grants Programme. There are up to 100 reports available from 37 different projects, covering the Palaeolithic period right up to the recent past. This resource is a sustainable step towards the implemention of one of the INSTAR Programme’s key aims, to 'disseminate its results to a wide audience'.

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  • Search results will return a list of relevant projects, please click on the desired project to view all related PDF reports.
  • If you do not want to open the report in your browser, right click on the link and select 'save as' to download it to your computer.
  • If you wish to quote or reference any material within the documents below, please do so appropriately.
  • As INSTAR projects may be funded for 1 year to 3 year cycles, there are three report types available:

    • Summary Report: Overview of the project output.
    • Progress Report: An end-of-year report, written when the project is not yet in its final year of funding.
    • Final Report: A conclusive end-of-year report for projects in their final phase.