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Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites

The Royal Irish Academy, together with the National Monuments Service runs a grant scheme for Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites. This scheme offers an opportunity for those working on the archaeology of the Brú na Bóinne and Sceilig Mhichíl World Heritage Sites to seek funding for their work.

This year the Royal Irish Academy welcomes ambitious projects, which aid in the management of the archaeological resource within the core areas of World Heritage properties or maintain, and where possible enhance, the Outstanding Universal Value of these internationally important sites.

Funding available

€20,000 wass made available for Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites in this year’s  funding. The projects below were funded in the previous round.

Applicant

Title of project

County

Gary Dempsey

Rathcroghan Field System Survey

Roscommon

James O’Driscoll

Western Stone Forts 3D Project

Kerry and Galway

Roseanne Schot

Hill of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath

Westmeath

Submission deadline

The Directed Research for World Heritage Sites Scheme is closed for 2019 and assessment is taking place.  

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