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

Call for Papers – IAI Conference 2023

The annual IAI conference 2023 will take place on Friday 24 th March to Saturday 25 th March at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel in Dublin D22 X5N7. The theme is Essential Archaeology: Recent Excavations and Research. The call for papers is now open and will close on Monday 3 rd February 2023. If you would like to submit a presentation or poster, please contact the conference organiser Elaine Lynch (elainelynch113[at]gmail.com) with title and abstract of no more that 200 words. Presentations should be between 15-20minutes in length. We look forward to hearing from... read more

The Journal of Irish Archaeology welcomes Dr Kerri Cleary to the Editorial Board

The IAI welcomes Dr Kerri Cleary  to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Irish Archaeology. Dr Cleary will be well known to IAI members as having a strong publication record and as an experienced and active archaeologist in the commercial sector. As such, her contribution to forthcoming journals is very much appreciated by the current editorial... read more

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