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Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites scheme

Recording carvings on the exterior stones at Newgrange, County Meath

20 October 2022

Recording of carvings on the exterior stones at Newgrange County Meath over the summer of 2022

Dr Elizabeth Twohig Download

Research towards the publication of the Stalleen Excavation Report:

20 October 2022

This book discusses the results of archaeological excavations that took place in Stalleen, Co. Meath, in 2008 under the direction of Mandy Stephens. 

Dr Matthew Stout Download

Directed Research for World Heritage Sites Awarded 2022

07 April 2022

Please click download to view a list of the most recent Directed Research for World Heritage Sites awarded. Individual reports will be published here in 2023  

Royal Irish Academy Download

Research towards the publication of the Stalleen Excavation Report

28 October 2021

The archaeological excavation at Staleen revealed a significant multi period site.

Matthew Stout Download

Recording hitherto neglected carvings and inscriptions at Newgrange Co. Meath

28 October 2021

This report details research and survey work carried out at Newgrange to establish a more complete record of the megalithic art and create a photographic record of the graffiti from recent centuries.

Elizabeth Shee Twohig Download

Directed Research for World Heritage Sites awarded 2021

09 March 2021

Please click download to view a list of the most recent Directed Research for World Heritage Sites awarded . Individual reports will be published here in 2022.

Royal Irish Academy Download

Understanding Sceilig Mhichíl in the context of universal monasticism

18 March 2020

Report not available yet.

Edel Bhreathnach Download

The Pleasant Boyne”: Putting the river at the heart of the Brú na Bóinne

27 March 2019

The report for this project will be available in 2020. Awarded: €11,663

Dr Stephen Davis Download

Rathcroghan Field System Survey Report

27 March 2017

This report provides a summary of the work carried out at the site, to date. Funding for this work was obtained through the Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites grant scheme. Awarded: €5,000.

Mr Gary Dempsey Download

Western Stone Forts 3D Project

26 March 2016

This report provides a summary of the work carried on this project, to date. Funding for this work was obtained through the Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites grant scheme. Awarded: €4,735.

Dr James O'Driscoll Download

Hill of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath

27 March 2017

Awarded: €422. There is no report available for this project.

Dr Roseanne Schot Download