Welcome to the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI)

The IAI is the representative all-island organisation for professional archaeologists working in Ireland and Northern Ireland.


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Welcome To The IAI

The IAI is the representative all-island organisation for professional archaeologists working in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The aim of the IAI, through the representation of our members, is to advance and strengthen the profession of archaeology in Ireland. Our vision is that we will have a vibrant and sustainable archaeological profession that actively contributes to the protection of our archaeological resource, which in turn contributes to the social and economic wellbeing of the entire community. To achieve our aim and vision, we are committed to a range of long term measures, including:

  • The implementation of our 3-Year Plan 2015-2018
  • Promotion and development of the IAI Codes of Professional Conduct
  • Facilitating the Continuous Professional Development of our members
  • Active engagement with all the stakeholders involved in the management and protection of our archaeological resource
  • Increasing public awareness and understanding of our archaeological heritage

I hope that you enjoy our website and that you find the information contained here useful and informative.

~ IAI Chair

Latest IAI News

Free Online CPD with Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group – open to the public

Online lunchtime CPD event titled The Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group – what we do and why we do it delivered by Dr. James Lyttleton (Chair of IPMAG). This event is a collaborative CPD event between IAI and IPMAG and will take place on Friday 26 March 2021 at 1pm. The talk will address some of the IPMAG’s advocacy work in relation to proposed heritage legislation and some of the projects relating to post medieval heritage that are progressing. The talk will be followed by a short questions and answer session and close at 2pm. To register for the event, please complete the registration form  – Registration Form – 26.3.21 and return by email to... read more

IAI/ iCAN collaborative CPD training on video content and editing

IAI in collaboration with the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) are delighted to open registrations to all members in good standing to register to attend a short series of online training sessions as an Introduction to video content and editing for those working in the heritage sector. Registration details are available on the CPD... read more

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