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The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) has the responsibility of allocating and administering funding from the National Monuments Service (NMS) of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for research into the archaeology of the Brú na Bóinne and Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Properties and of the following Tentative List sites announced in 2022:

1. The Passage Tomb Landscape of County Sligo;
2. Transatlantic Cable Ensemble: Valentia, County Kerry – Heart’s Content, Newfoundland and Labrador; and,
3. The Royal Sites of Ireland: Dún Ailinne; Hill of Uisneach; Rock of Cashel; Rathcroghan; Tara, and Emain Macha/Navan Fort.

Applicants are asked to read details of the scheme below carefully before submitting an application.

You can apply to the ARWHS here.

All queries can be sent to with the subject line: ARWHS

Dark skyline under which a mound is visible and encircled by a number of large stones including one highly decorated kerb stone.