Blogs about archaeology
Seandaliocht : Very interesting blog with good stuff on archaeometallurgy
In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni: Irreverent blog about life and archaeology
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
Headland Archaeology blog: Loads of stuff about the most recent excavations carried out in Ireland by Headland 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: New blog by photographer Ken Williams with some beautiful images of archaeological sites
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 boards.ie: 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
Archaeology.ie 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.
Excavations.ie: 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
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.
Local archaeological/history societies
The Achill Archaeological Field School: A training school for students of archaeology and anthropology from Ireland and from across the world.
Archaeojobs: Site listing the latest job offers from around europe.
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.