Want to warm up on a cold day – Iron smelt CPD on 7th December 2019

Join us for the final face-to-face CPD event of the IAI CPD 2019 calendar. The workshop titled Early medieval iron smelting workshop for archaeologists will take place on Saturday 7 December 2019 in the Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Material Culture within the grounds of UCD. The trainers are Dr. Brendan O’Neill and Prof. Aidan O’Sullivan. This event will focus on early medieval technologies, allowing attendees to actively participate in an iron smelt. This workshop is part of a series designed to engage with professionals, researchers and interested parties at all levels. Registration is essential as places are limited due to the practical nature of the training. Full details and registration form on our CPD...

Invasive Species training for Archaeologists

The next CPD event entitled Invasive Species and Archaeology – Awareness and Best Practice will takes place on Friday 25th October 2019 in Transport Infrastructure Ireland office, Parkgate Street, Dublin. IAI is delighted to partner with TII’s Environmental Policy and Compliance section, who has designed a half day training seminar, offering the participant an opportunity to learn about invasive alien plant species (IAPS) from some of Ireland’s leading experts. The event will introduce participants in the identification of IAPS and the root systems of the species. The participants will learn about the legal mechanism applicable to encountering and interfering with IAPS. The participant will be informed, through case study experiences, of the issues involved in a development context when IAPS are present on/within close proximity to a site. The seminar will offer practical advice on the do’s and don’ts of cleaning tools, equipment and machinery (where applicable) that are in use in an area of IAPS. This is a free event to attend. Registration is essential, so please populate and return via email the registration form. Full details and registration form on CPD event page of the website....

UAV/Drone CPD event, Knowth House, Brú Na Bóinne, Co. Meath

Unique opportunity to learn about the usefulness and value of UAV’s for archaeologists and learn about the guidance and best practice in terms of operating a UAV. This event will include a practical drone flight session with expert trainers. The event runs from 1.30-8pm. Full details and registration forms on the CPD section of the...

‘Clay Tobacco Pipes’ conference, Drogheda, 19th May 2019

IAI are proud to support the ‘Clay Tobacco Pipes’ Conference in honour of Joe Norton, that will take place in Millmount Museum, Drogheda, Co. Louth on Saturday 18th May 2019 from 9am. A strong line up of speakers promise to make the conference a very worthwhile conference -full detail – Pipe conference brochure...

IAI 2019 Conference – booklet and abstracts

We’re looking forward to meeting with our many Members and non-Members at the IAI2019 Conference in River Lee Hotel, Cork on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April 2019. A very strong line up of speakers discussing many issues. Click to download – IAI Conference 2019 booklet of...

IAI Conference 2019 – Stakeholders and Roundtable Discussions

The 2019 IAI Conference will take place in the River Lee Hotel, Co. Cork on April 5th and 6th. The Conference, “Now and Again: Current and Recurring Issues Facing Irish Archaeologists”, will examine the Archaeological Profession itself. A number of Key Stakeholders have confirmed their attendance and will be giving position papers, including: Michael MacDonagh, National Monuments Service, Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht; Johanna Vuolteenaho, Historic Environment Division, Department for Communities; Ronan Swan, Transport Infrastructure Ireland; Edel Bhreathnach, The Discovery Programme; James Kyle, UNITE – Archaeological Branch; Ian Doyle, Royal Irish Academy; Chelsea Ryan, Association of Young Irish Archaeologists; Ciara Brett, Local Authority Archaeology Officer Network; Maeve Sikora, National Museum of Ireland; FAME, the Federation of Archaeological Managers & Employers (speaker tbc).   In addition to the Stakeholder papers, we want to hear directly from the Membership. Currently registered to speak in this segment are: Charles Mount, Irish Concrete Foundation; Dr. Meriel McClatchie, UCD School of Archaeology; Liz Gardner and Sarah Nylund, Archaeological Illustrators; Dr. James Lyttleton, Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group; Faith Bailey, IAC Archaeology. Those papers will be used as a starting point for Roundtable Discussions at the Conference to gather data and opinions on topics and issues facing the profession, such as the grading of archaeological practitioners; training of archaeological professionals; and “The Definition of an Archaeologist”. It is hoped that the concerns of Irish archaeologists that do not regularly present on the Conference circuit can be captured by this variable format. If you have a view on the challenges faced by the Profession, now is your chance to have it heard. The IAI wishes...