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Archaeology Research Excavation Reports

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants awarded 2021

09 March 2021

Please click download to view a list of the most recent Archaeology Research Excavation grants awarded. Individual reports will be published here in 2022.

Royal Irish Academy Download

The Rathcoran Hillfort Project.

19 March 2020

Report not availabe yet.

Alan Hawkes Download

Revealing the detail: post-excavation analysis at Caherconnell Cashel

18 March 2020

Report not available yet.

Michelle Comber Download

Moynagh Lough Project: Post-excavation analysis

19 March 2020

Report not available yet.

Michael Potterton Download

Gallows Hill investigation

22 October 2019

Dave Pollock Download

The Rathcoran Hillfort Project

31 October 2019

Alan Hawkes Download

2018 Fieldwork at Ballynamintra Cave, Co Waterford

17 September 2018

The 2018 fieldwork season at Ballynamintra Cave saw new excavations take place both in the inside and outside of the cave.

Richard Jennings Download

Modelling and Contextualising Ireland's Earliest Burials: geophysical and geomorphological surveys.

06 September 2018

In 2001 in advance of a pipeline scheme, two or possibly three cremations in pits dating to the Early Mesolithic period were excavated at Hermitage, near Castleconnell, Co Limerick.

Tracy Collins Download

The Rathcoran Hillfort Project

04 February 2018

This projects seeks to provide greater clarity to one of Irelands most impressive monuments - Rathcoran Hillfort.

Alan Hawkes Download

Newgrange Farm Excavations

01 September 2018

Geophysical survey in the field immediately south of Newgrange Passage Tomb.

Geraldine Stout Download