Archaeology Links

Blogs about archaeology

Seandaliocht : Interesting blog with good stuff on archaeometallurgy

Charles Mount’s Blog: Charles Mount’s latest thoughts and observations on the world of archaeology

My cartoon version of reality: Brilliantly illustrated blog about the life of an Irish archaeologist

Moore Group blog: The latest from The Moore Group archaeologists

Rubicon Archaeology Blog: Loads of stuff about the most recent excavations carried out in Ireland by Rubicon Archaeology

Robert M. Chapple’s blog: ‘An irregularly updated bolg about archaeology and related madness! might just be good’.

Northern Archaeology blog: Northern Archaeology’s blog

Shadow and Stone: Blog by photographer Ken Williams with some beautiful images of archaeological sites

Vox Hiberionacum: An excellent blog specialising in Early Irish Christianity and Early Medieval Ireland.


General websites about archaeology

Thadeus Breen’s Archaeology website: The original and still one of the best portals for Irish Archaeology

Prehistoric Music  Ireland:  Experimental archaeology site featuring reconstructions of prehistoric instruments.

Megalithic Ireland: Images of some of Ireland’s best known megalithic tombs

Megalithic Monuments of Ireland: Again an excellent collection of photographs and info related to megalithic sites in Ireland

The Standing Stone: Features information, pictures and discussions about archaeology sites in Ireland with a focus on the midland region. Also has new a forum section for discussing archaeological sites etc.

The Photographic Archive of Irish Archaeology: A brilliant facebook page set up by Ed Lynn which has hundreds of photos of archaeology in action from last 30 years.

Archaeology forum on General chit chat about archaeology

Friends of Medieval Dublin: Forum for medieval and renaissance studies in Ireland

Cultural Heritage Ireland: Contains interesting information on many historic sites and details of where to find them

Trowel: Website of the UCD Archaeological Society

Prehistoric Waterford As the name sugsests a website dealing with Waterford’s rich prehistoric past. Contains some excellent photos of monuments


General Resources for Archaeology

The Irish Archaeology Shop: You will find a handpicked selection of beautifully crafted objects here, based on and inspired by artefacts from ancient Irish, Celtic, Viking and Slavic cultures.

Archaeological Data Service: A searchable digital archive for archaeology, mainly British based, but has some great information for anyone researching archaeology

Ordnance Survey Ireland: Invaluable resource, including 1st edition O.S. mapping and detailed aerial photographs Government website detailing all the recorded archaeological sites in the country with associated mapping and grid references.

National Roads Authority Archaeology : The latest archaeology news from the major road schemes in Ireland. Downloadable copies of the NRA archaeology magazine Seanda available.

Celt: Fantastic resource of digital texts related to Irish history

Eachtra Journal: Excellent online journal from Eachtra which publishes the results of many of their recent excavations

The Discovery Programme : The Discovery Programme is a public institution for advanced research in Irish archaeology

Unpublished Excavations: Details of  some of the more important unpublished archaeological excavations in Ireland. On The Discovery Programme website. Short accounts of every excavation carried in out in Ireland under an archaeological  licence.  (up to 2007)

Royal Irish Academy : Ireland’s Academy for the sciences and humanities. PDF copies of journal articles available for download.

Royal Society Antiquaries Ireland:  Aims to preserve, examine and illustrate all ancient monuments and memorials of the arts, manners and customs of the past, as connected with the antiquities, language, literature and history of Ireland.

IAI: the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) is the professional organisation representing archaeologists working throughout Ireland

Catalogue of Radiocarbon Determinations & Dendrochronology Dates: Robert M. Chapple’s Catalogue of radiocarbon determinations & dendrochronology dates is a free-to-download resource for Irish archaeology

INSTAR People of Prehsitoric Ireland

Society for Medieval Archaeology: Established to study evidence of the past, whether standing buildings, landscapes, buried remains or artefacts in museums.

Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports: A collection of digital reports relating to Scottish archaeological sites.



National Museum of Ireland

County Museum Dundalk


University departments

UCC Department of Archaeology

UCD Department of Archaeology

NUIG Department of Archaeology

Queen’s Department of Archaeology

IT Sligo


Local archaeological/history societies

Bree Heritage Project

Carlow Archaeological and Historical Society

Cork Archaeological and Historical Society

Donegal Historical Society

Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society

Kildare Archaeological and Historical Society

Galway Archaeological and Historical Society

Offaly Archaeological and Historical Society

Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society

Tyrone (West) Historical Society

Wexford Historical Society

Jobs/Commercial companies

The Achill Archaeological Field School: A training school for students of archaeology and anthropology from Ireland and from across the world.

Irish Archaeology Field School

Archaeojobs: Site listing the latest job offers from around europe.

Archer Heritage Planning


Aegis Archaeology

Arch Tech



Gahan & Long

Headland Archaeology


Judith Carroll

Kilkenny archaeology

Lithics Ireland

Moore Group

Stafford McLoughlin Archaeology

Tobar Archaeology




Archaeology Field-Schools 

Achill Archaeology Field School  : Achill Archaeological Field School welcomes international archaeology students from all over the world! Our students come to experience Irish archaeology in a beautiful island landscape off the west coast of Ireland

Heritage & Archaeology Travel Specialists

Archaeology Tours in Ireland: Specialised tours in archaeology and ecology (in German or English). ‘Tailored to your needs in the beautiful North West of Ireland. Our tours are based on your interests and needs’.

Time Travel Tours: Tours and Independent Travel to Ireland and the British Isles specializing in Genealogy and Gardens.



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